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Mon, 06 Aug 2012
Washington DC, 6 August 2012: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly condemns the shooting at the Oak Creek Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mourns the deaths of the seven victims. Thirty people were also injured in the incident that took place during morning prayers. Law enforcement agencies are calling it an act of “domestic terrorism.”   “The Sikh community is a very peace loving community that has contributed tremendously to the American soc ...
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012
July 25, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on his election as the 13th President of India. Mr. Mukherjee defeated former Lok Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) Speaker Mr. P.A. Sangma by a margin of 397,776 votes. USINPAC Chairman, Mr. Sanjay Puri congratulated Mr. Mukherjee and said, “Pranab Mukherjee is an experienced leader and has played an important role in Indian politics for over four decades. As President he will ...
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Fri, 20 Jul 2012
July 19, 2012, Washington DC: An amendment by Congressman Ted Poe to H.R. 5856, FY13 Defense Appropriations Bill passed the House of Representatives. The passing of the amendment would now cut the aid to Pakistan by 50% and comes in the wake of the increasing differences between the two sides on issues of militancy and terrorism.Pakistan is one of the largest recipients of aid by the U.S. to fight terrorism and militancy in the subcontinent. The recent closure of southern supply route into Afgha ...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012
June 12, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Sri Srinivasan on being nominated by President Barack Obama for an Article III U.S. Appellate Court judgeship. Chandigarh-born Indian-American Sri Srinivasan, 45, who was named Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the U.S. last August, has created history by becoming the first South Asian ever to be nominated to the circuit court. If confirmed, he will be the third South Asian named to any federal j ...
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Fri, 01 Jun 2012
June 1, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Mitt Romney on winning the Republican Party nomination. Romney will now challenge the incumbent President Barack Obama in the November 2012 Presidential elections. Romney bagged enough delegates, following the Texas primary, to cross the benchmark of 1,144 delegates necessary to clinch the Republican Presidential nomination. In a statement Romney said that he is honored and humbled to have won enough ...
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Fri, 25 May 2012
May 25, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) applauds the senate panel’s decision to cut foreign aid to Pakistan. The cut slashes U.S. assistance to Islamabad by more than half and threatens further reductions if it fails to open supply routes for NATO forces in Afghanistan. The panel, through voice vote, approved the overall bill totaling $52.1 billion, $2.6 billion less than what President Barack Obama had requested for the fiscal year 2013 beginning in ...
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Thu, 17 May 2012
May 17, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) applauds Senator John Cornyn on unveiling a legislation that seeks to raise the number of temporary visas for skilled technical workers from foreign countries. Senator John Cornyn introduced a bill that would make an additional 55,000 visas available each year for graduates with masters and doctoral degrees who have studied at U.S. research institutions. Speaking on the development, USINPAC Chairman, Mr. Sanjay P ...
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Mon, 14 May 2012
May 14, 2012, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) applauds the U.S. House of Representative panel on their decision to freeze 9 percent aid to Pakistan targeting economic aid and contributions to the United Nations and the World Bank. The panel has denied $800 million that was requested for a special fund for training and equipping Pakistan's military in counterinsurgency tactics. The move certainly casts a shadow on the already sour relationship between the two co ...
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Thu, 10 May 2012
May 10, 2012, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) regrets Indiana senator Richard Lugar’s loss in the primary senate elections in his state. Lugar was a known friend of India in the U.S. Congress. Lugar's loss to Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock ended a career spanning more than three and half decades. Speaking on Mr. Lugar, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee said, "His wisdom and patience were invaluable in layin ...
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Fri, 06 Apr 2012
April 6, 2012, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) condemns the remarks by Councilman Marion Barry on Asian Americans. In his comment, Mr. Barry had said, “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.”Expressing regret at the comments, USINPAC Chairman Mr. Sanjay Puri said, “ ...
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