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Thu, 25 Aug 2016
Indian Americans rejoice as 15 years of advocacy bears fruit    Washington, DC: The USPS announced the official release of a forever postage stamp commemorating the festival of Diwali, an important festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all around the world. The stamp will be released on a first-day ceremony hosted by the Indian Consulate on October 5th in New York City.   Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a leading figure advocating for the stamp, held a celebratory event marking t ...
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Mon, 08 Aug 2016
Goods and Services Tax bill approved after a decade of building consensus  Washington, DC: The Indian Parliament set in to motion the next phase of economic reforms by passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in its Upper House, the Rajya Sabha, with near unanimous consensus from all political parties. The Bill is now being debated in the lower House, the Lok Sabha, where it is likely to sail through smoothly. The GST bill envisions a unified, transparent and efficient value added tax s ...
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Fri, 05 Aug 2016
Bernie Sander’s endorsement helped raise profile and funds     Washington, DC: Indian American Democrat Pramila Jayapal swept the open primary for Washington’s 7th Congressional District Tuesday night and will now advance to the general elections in November. Jayapal, who was one of the first Congressional candidates to be endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders in April, won 38 percent votes in the primary. She would become the first Indian American woman to enter the US Congress if she ...
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Thu, 04 Aug 2016
Demands include elimination of aid and imposition of sanctions     Washington, DC: Fifteen years after 9/11 and billions of dollars’ worth of aid to Pakistan, US lawmakers and subject matter experts questioned Pakistan’s double standards in dealing with terrorist attacks and with the US. At a recently held Congressional hearing titled, Pakistan: Friend or foe in the fight against terrorism? Witness after witness demanded cutting off all U.S. assistance to Pakistan and to persuade Isla ...
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Mon, 01 Aug 2016
Party shines spotlight on rising stars including Indian Americans       Washington, DC: The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia made history by nominating Hillary R. Clinton, a woman as the Presidential nominee for the first time by a major political party. In a 4-day emotionally charged celebration democrats paraded retired generals, first responders, parents of fallen soldiers, billionaires and rising political stars. The goal was to bring under its campaign, disappoi ...
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Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Former Governor of Virginia seen to be a great friend of India    Washington, DC:  With the Democratic National Convention (DNC) underway in Philadelphia, Indian Americans welcomed with enthusiasm the announcement of Senator Tim Kaine as the party’s Vice Presidential nominee. Shekhar Narasimhan, Co-chair of DNC’S Indo American Council, at the Clinton-Kaine rally where the announcement was made, declared "Kaine will help propel Hillary Clinton to victory in 2016 and importantly, will b ...
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Mon, 25 Jul 2016
  Washington, DC: Indian Americans actively participated at the 4-day Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland, Ohio The national platform adopted by the GOP at the convention describes India as a “geopolitical ally and a strategic trading partner” and singles out Indian Americans for praise – “Republicans note with pride the contributions to our country that are made by our fellow citizens of Indian ancestry.” The relationship with Pakistan is ...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016
    Focus was on boosting bilateral trade and investment   Washington, DC: USINPAC hosted a team of leading Indian Parliamentarians this week in Washington DC. The delegation is here to explore investment opportunities in health, water conservation and business in India and has already concluded several meetings with members of the US Congress and think tanks in the nation’s capital. USINPAC marked their visit by hosting a meeting and dinner reception for the visitors.   Attendees t ...
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Thu, 09 Jun 2016
US & India celebrated as ‘enduring Global partners in the 21st century’ with a flurry of diplomatic and community events in the US Capitol   Washington, DC: With the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in the US capital on a working visit, USINPAC organized a series of events to celebrate the success of years of advocacy by Indian Americans and Members of Congress in strengthening ties between the world’s largest democracies.   The two-day celebrations commenced with a ...
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Thu, 09 Jun 2016
Community reception adds to the bonhomie of PM Modi’s visit to the US    Washington, DC: As Prime Minister Modi met with President Obama at the White House and addressed the Joint Session of the US Congress, a flurry of diplomatic and community events were held to celebrate the historic visit and the new vibrancy in the US-India partnership. USINPAC hosted an Indian American community reception on June 8th at Capitol Hill to recognize and honor the efforts of Indian Americans who contribu ...
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