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Wed, 07 Aug 2013
July 23, 2013; Washington D.C.: USINPAC commended the Obama administration for the appointment of Nisha Biswal to head the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State as Assistant Secretary of State to South Asia. If confirmed she will succeed Robert Blake. Biswal, was the Assistant Secretary at USAID for the Asia Bureau for 4 years. She is a University of Virginia graduate previously worked as Majority Clerk for the State Department and foreign Operations Subc ...
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Tue, 06 Aug 2013
August 6, 2013; Washington D.C.: USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) has denounced the attack on Indian Consulate in Jalalabad in Afghanistan on August 3, 2013. The attack which first triggered a shootout with the embassy guards was followed up by a car bomb, detonated by one of the attackers. The incident killed twelve civilians and injured several others.  Sanjay Puri, the Chairman of USINPAC said, “We condemn this outrage which has killed nearly a dozen civilians, including chil ...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013
Historic Conference on Afghanistan concludes with road map! July 24, 2013; Washington D.C.: United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) organized a conference at the Capitol Hill focusing on Afghanistan and the Region. The discussions centered on developing a balanced and unified roadmap to enable security and stability for a prosperous Afghanistan and South Asia.    USINPAC brought together leading U.S. policy makers including the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Hous ...
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Thu, 27 Jun 2013
  June 26, 2013; Washington D.C.: USINPAC commended the U.S. Congress for introducing a bill H.R. 2471 by Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade to amend the existing Department of Energy Organization Act.  The bill aims to completely transfer regulatory authority over exports of natural gas from the Department of Energy (DOE) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The bill proposes to make it easier for companies to export U.S. sur ...
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Mon, 06 May 2013
  May 06, 2013, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expressed surprise and sadness at the remarks by Democrat leader Dick Harpootlian against Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina implying that she would go back to the country of her ancestors if she lost the election. He was introducing the Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen at a party event.   USINPAC Chairman Mr. Sanjay Puri expressed extreme disappointment at the derogatory remarks made by the ...
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013
Congressman Poe urges exports of LNG to IndiaApril 26, 2013; Washington DC U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) worked with the subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade (TNT) on the issue of export of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG).  The Chairman of the subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade (TNT) which is part of the Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Ted Poe, held a congressional hearing on LNG export on April 25, 2013 in Washington DC.  The other Members of ...
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013
April 19, 2013, Washington DC   US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has strongly condemned the recent twin blasts in Boston, the first major terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the tragic events of September 11, 2001.    Expressing distress over the terrorist attack, USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri said “We express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, and offer our solidarity with those injured in the blasts. While the open nature of American society can never ...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2013
April 18, 2013, Washington D.C.: USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) looks forward to the bipartisan Senate immigration reform proposal by Senators McCain and Schumer. USINPAC has previously supported President Obama’s immigration proposal focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship, which is mirrored in the upcoming proposal as well.   In a press note today President Obama said about the proposal, “It would modernize our legal immigration system so that we’re able to reunite ...
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013
Calls upon the State Department to reconsider its decisionApril 10, 2013; Washington DC: USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) has sharply criticized the issuance of a new waiver for supply of defense equipment by the U.S. administration to Pakistan, the second one within six months. The waiver is estimated to be worth over $2 billion. Senior USINPAC Advisor, Manish Thakur expressed deep disappointment saying, “We feel that it is a self-defeating and a short sighted policy. We have pai ...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013
Washington DC, March 20, 2013: USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) welcomes the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2013 introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin in an attempt to reduce H1-B and L1 visa fraud. The bill requires that an employer filing for an H1-B should attest that less than 50% of his work force is H1B or L visa holders and he has made an honest effort to employ U.S. citizens.    Introducing the bill Sen. Grassley said, “Somewhere along the line, the H-1 ...
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