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Mon, 09 Dec 2013
Chairman of Foreign Relations Committee Cong. Royce weighs in on H. Res. 417   08 Dec 2013; Washington DC.  On November 18, 2013, Congressman Joe Pitts and Congressman Frank Wolf introduced H. Res. 417, a Resolution intended to influence India’s upcoming elections by focusing on the 2002 Gujarat riots some 11 years after the fact.   USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) has successfully led a grassroots lobbying effort in Washington DC to stop the above Resolution from going to ...
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Tue, 25 Jan 2011
January 25, 2011, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) applauds the Obama administration’s decision to remove the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and its subsidiaries from the Entity’s List, effectively lifting high-technology export sanctions. The federal notification to the effect was issued on Monday and removed nine defense related organization from the Entity’s List.   ...
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Tue, 18 Jan 2011
January 18, 2011, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Vijay Sazawal on his appointment to the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). Vijay Sazawal is a renowned atomic industry expert who was involved in the Track-2 discussions during the negotiation of the 123 Agreement between U.S and India. ...
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Tue, 11 Jan 2011
January 11, 2011, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) regrets the Obama administration’s decision to increase economic, military and intelligence support to Pakistan as part of its Afghanistan war efforts. USINPAC urges the administration to instead enforce strict accountability mechanisms for the aid already provided to Pakistan to fight terrorism, particularly Al Qaeda and Taliban. The total U.S. aid to Pakistan in 2011 is projected at $3 billion. ...
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Wed, 08 Dec 2010
December 8, 2010, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Varanasi Tuesday evening, that killed one infant and injured more than 30 people including five foreigners. The attack is claimed to have been carried out by the Indian Mujahideen in protest against the recent Babri Masjid land suit verdict by an Indian High Court.   ...
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Wed, 01 Dec 2010
December 1, 2010, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) mourns the death of former Congressman Steve Solarz, one of the leading proponents of strong U.S.-India relations. Steve Solarz passed away from esophageal cancer on Monday at the age of 70. Congressman Solarz was an advisor on South Asian Affairs to President Clinton, and one of the earliest and loudest supporters of strong U.S-India relations. He was instrumental in the setting up of the South Asia desk at th ...
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Tue, 30 Nov 2010
  November 30, 2010, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Sen. Swati Dandekar (IA) for being elected the President of the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL). USINPAC has been associated with and supporting Sen. Swati Dandekar since her election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2002. Sen. Dandekar was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2008 and serves the people of District 18. She serves on the Commerce, Economic Growth, Transportatio ...
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Mon, 08 Nov 2010
November 8, 2010, Washington, D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) welcomes President Obama’s endorsement for India’s bid for the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The growing status of India as an economic and regional superpower merits its inclusion as a permanent member of the UNSC.   President Obama made the announcement during his address to the Joint Session of the Indian Parliament on Monday. An effective, efficient, credible and ...
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Wed, 03 Nov 2010
  November 3, 2010, Washington, D.C: USINPAC congratulates Nikki Haley on her landmark victory as South Carolina Governor on Tuesday. Haley defeated the Democrat nominee, Vincent Sheheen, to become the first female Governor and first racial minority Governor of South Carolina.   Nikki Haley’s win is another boost to the forward march of the Indian-American community in American politics seen during this election season. USINPAC has strongly supported Nikki Haley’s candidature and had previ ...
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Wed, 03 Nov 2010
November 3, 2010, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Indian-American candidates Nikki Haley, Sam Arora, Sim Gill, Kamala Harris, Kumar Barve and Aruna Miller for their victories in Tuesday’s elections. USINPAC also congratulates Raj Goyle, Ravi Sangistty, Ami Bera, Manan Trivedi and Raja Krishnamoorthi for contesting elections and running a very positive campaign.  USINPAC Chairman, Sanjay Puri congratulated the winners and hailed their victo ...
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Wed, 03 Nov 2010
November 3, 2010, Washington D.C: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates the winners of the 2010 Midterms Elections to the House, Senate and other state and local legislative bodies. USINPAC looks forward to working with the new Congressmen on Indian-American issues, and strengthening the U.S.-India relationship.     The 2010 midterm elections were an important election year for Indian-American candidates with five wins, including the Governor’s post in So ...
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Fri, 13 Aug 2010
August 12, 2010, Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly urges President Obama to reconsider the enactment of the H1-B and L-1 visa fee hike provision in the border security bill. The U.S. Senate today passed the Bill which would increase visa fees for H1-B and L-1 by $2,000 per visa per person. USINPAC had earlier alerted the Senate to the potential damage the provision would cause to the U.S. economy by permanently moving such jobs out of the country and n ...
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Wed, 11 Aug 2010
August 7, 2010, Washington DC: U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expressed support for the recent efforts by the U.S. Senate to beef up border security operations but expressed concern at the measure by the U.S. Senate to increase H1-B and L-1 visa fees to fund these operations. The legislation proposes an increase of fees by $2,000 per visa per person to fund the $600 million emergency security package. USINPAC believes that the fee increase is a regressive move that would permane ...
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Thu, 17 Jun 2010
June 4, 2010, Washington DC: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly condemns South Carolina State Senator Jake Knotts' racial slur against South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley. Sen. Knotts referred to Haley who is of Indian origin as a "raghead" during an online political talk show 'Pub Politics' on Thursday. He said, "We already got one raghead in the White House we don't need a raghead in the governor's mansion." He later said that his comments were m ...
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Tue, 15 Jun 2010
SOURCE : Indiawest.com Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., chair of the House Foreign Relations Committee, introduced legislation Apr. 2 that would increase aid to Pakistan but with the stipulation that the White House must verify that the country's military is not supporting terrorist organizations, including those that have attacked India. Berman's bill, known as the Pakistan Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement - PEACE - Act would provide $3 billion in military aid and $7 ...
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Tue, 15 Jun 2010
Washington DC. May 5, 2010. On behalf of 2.7 million Indian Americans, U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly denounces the offensive and divisive political advertisement by the organization Americans for Job Security (AJS). The unfortunate ad being aired during the Arkansas Democratic Primary race, as well as a similar campaign mailing by Friends of Blanche Lincoln, demean Americans of Indian descent and misrepresent global commerce that is vital for American jobs ...
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Sat, 27 Feb 2010
Washington DC, Feb 26, 2010. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) condemns today's terrorist attack in Afghanistan that has claimed the lives of 17 people in central Kabul. The attack was made in an area full of hotels and guesthouses popular with foreigners. It was also an area frequented by Indians, who suffered disproportionately in this attack with 9 of the dead being Indian nationals. USINPAC Chairman, Sanjay Puri, expressed his outrage at the attacks. "Clearly, this attack w ...
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Sat, 20 Feb 2010
January 15, 2010: Washington DC : US-India Political Action Committee today issued a travel advisory warning to Indian Americans planning to visit Australia. USINPAC President Sanjay Puri said "We are appalled by the level of violence against ethnic Indians in Australia which has gotten particularly prevalent over the past few months. It is now clear that there is a pattern of racial attacks against Indians and we caution Indian Americans to take precautions to ensure their safety if travelling ...
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Tue, 15 Dec 2009
December 15, 2009; Washington DC. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) condemns recent remarks by popular TV Commentator Glenn Beck about India, its religious heritage, and Indian physicians in a recent broadcast as offensive and in poor taste. Glenn Beck made several disparaging remarks about India's medical education and its physicians while interviewing Karlyn Zimbelman, an American who underwent a successful hip replacement surgery in India recently. He then went on to needles ...
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Tue, 24 Nov 2009
Releases Position Paper on U.S. National Security & US-India Strategic Relations Washington DC, November 24, 2009. This week, President Barack Obama will welcome Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, to the White House for the first state visit of his presidency. That this honor is being given to Dr Singh highlights the growing strategic importance of India to the United States. India, in fact, will play a critical role in those parts of the world that pose the greatest near and long t ...
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