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Sun, 22 Nov 2009
USINPAC optimistic about collaboration on terrorism and tradeWashington DC Nov 22, 2009. USINPAC welcomes Prime Minister Singh on his State Visit to the US. Sanjay Puri, the chairman of USINPAC said," The first state visit being hosted by President Obama is being viewed with hope and optimism as the two leaders can build on a strong bilateral relationship that is a legacy of the previous administration. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. The global economy requires both countries to c ...
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Thu, 19 Nov 2009
USINPAC expressed its delight at the nomination of Rajiv Shah as the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).Rajiv Shah has been President Obama's Under Secretary of Research, Education, and Economics and Chief Scientist. Earlier he had worked in various leadership roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation including Director of Financial Services, Director of Agricultural Development, leader of the Strategic Opportunities initiative and manager of the Foundation's $1 ...
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Sun, 15 Nov 2009
As part of USINPAC's commitment to support the Indian American community's issues and to take the message to the lawmakers- USINPAC had a meeting last week with the Chairman of Fairfax County board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova. This meeting was arranged to discuss the burglaries targeted at the Indian American community in Fairfax County, Virginia. USINPAC Chairman discussed this issue in detail with Chairman Bulova and Fairfax County Police Chief Colonel David Roeher. After the meeting, Chairma ...
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Mon, 26 Oct 2009
Urges Indian Americans to send a message to Burton.October 26, 2009; Washington D.C.: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) hosted a fundraiser to support Dr. John McGoff, a strong candidate to unseat noted India critic Rep. Dan Burton in next year's Republican Primary election. Dr. McGoff came within 7% of defeating Rep. Burton in last year's Primary election. Dr. McGoff is an emergency physician and a Colonel in the Air National Guard.Rep. Burton's numerous assails on India inclu ...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2009
Transparency should be a condition to receiving $7.5 billion in U.S. taxpayer funded aid.Washington DC, October 11, 2009. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expressed deep concern that the United States Congress has passed a bill tripling U.S. aid to Pakistan without first establishing accountability and transparency of Pakistani expenditure of U.S. aid funding, past and present. In addition to that the United States Government has failed to:-Gain access for questioning to A.Q. ...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2009
AQ Khan should be brought to an International court of JusticeWashington DC, October 11, 2009. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expresses strong concern over claims made by disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist, AQ Khan, particularly about the illegal transfer of weapons technology to Iran. Responding to Mr. Khan's statements, USINPAC Chairman, Sanjay Puri, said "It is troubling to see that the man Time Magazine called the world's most dangerous nuclear trafficker is busy gloa ...
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Sun, 11 Oct 2009
Nashua, NH; August 2009- The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) hosted an event with Congressman Paul Hodes (D-NH), candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010. Hodes, an Obama confidante due to being the National Co-Chair of Obama's Presidential Campaign, is well known for his support of the Indian American community.Immediately after the November 26 attacks on Mumbai, Hodes said, "I appreciate the support that USINPAC has given me and other leaders around the country. The information a ...
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Sun, 11 Oct 2009
Andhra Pradesh and India lose a man of the people, a true grassroots leader!Washington DC. September 4, 2009. U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expressed deep grief at the passing away of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009.Sanjay Puri, the chairman of USINPAC said that, "I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. YSR was born to serve the people and being a Chief Minister gave him a platform to serve a very large ...
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Sat, 29 Aug 2009
Legacy of building the American dream for every AmericanWashington DC. August 26, 2009. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expressed deep grief at the death of Senator Edward Kennedy. Dr. Bharat Tewarie, USINPAC leadership committee member from Massachusetts said, "Senator Kennedy was the senior statesman of American politics with a public service record of nearly half a century. He showed by example how people with opposing views could work together on most complex issues. How ...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2009
Washington D.C. USINPAC congratulated the members of the Senate Caucus on India for hosting a very successful reception to honor Meera Shankar, India's new ambassador to Washington. Calling it "energizing", Chairman of the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), Sanjay Puri praised the Co-chairs of the Caucus, Senators Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) saying "We are fortunate to have leaders with a strong understanding of the strategic nature and value of the US-India ...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2009
Washington DC. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates President Obama and PM Manmohan Singh at the signing of the U.S. - India Defense pact, opening the way for the sale of sophisticated defense equipment to India. USINPAC's National Security Coordinator, Manish Thakur, termed it as 'historic and long overdue' and said that "it shows mounting trust and maturing relations between the two countries". Thakur further said that "this defense pact builds upon the agreem ...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009
Washington DC. July 15, 2009.USINPAC welcomes the appointment of Timothy J. Roemer as USA's Ambassador to India. Mr. Roemer takes over in New Delhi at the beginning of PM Manmohan Singh's second term in office.Sanjay Puri, the Chairman of the U.S. India Political Action Committee said that "Mr. Roemer's nomination is reassuring as he brings with him quality experience on issues of terrorism as well as national and international security, a subject of great importance in this relationship."H ...
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Mon, 06 Jul 2009
Washington DC (USA) June 09, 2009The International Kashmir Federation (IKF) hosted a briefing on June 9, 2009 on Capitol Hill on the decades long violence in Kashmir. The briefing was co-hosted by Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and co-sponsored by United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), National Federation of Indian Associations (NFIA), Indo American Community Federation (IACF) and United Hindu Front (UHF). With a capacity crowd in attendance, Congressional staffers, the ...
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Mon, 18 May 2009
US India Nuclear Agreement a key element of UPA success!USINPAC congratulates Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the UPA coalition on their victory in the Indian Elections. This victory is important not only for the people of India, but also for U.S. India relations. The larger mandate will provide consistency and clarity in the policies of the upcoming government. Key reforms that had been stalemated by the coalition partners in the prior Government should now be quickly implemented.USINPAC ...
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Tue, 05 May 2009
Bill seeks to condition aid to Pakistan.Washington, DC. May 01, 2009. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) commends Congressman Steve Israel for co sponsoring a bill now making its way in Congress that is led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA). Co sponsoring the Bill, Congressman Israel said, "It is critical that Pakistan continue on a path toward Democratic development. In order to ensure that aid can continue to flow from the United States to Pakis ...
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Wed, 22 Apr 2009
Obama administration made up of the best and the brightest! Washington DC, April 20, 2009. US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Aneesh Chopra, Vivek Kundra, Sonal Shah, on their appointments to the Obama administration.Aneesh Chopra has been nominated to be the Chief Technology officer, Vivek Kundra as the Chief Information Officer and Sonal Shah has been appointed head of the new Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House. Aneesh Chopra wh ...
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Wed, 22 Apr 2009
Washington, D.C. April 19, 2009. USINPAC (US India Political Action Committee) strongly condemned Rush Limbaugh's comments made during his radio program on April 10, 2009. Rush Limbaugh, during his radio program on April 10, made an insulting comment about Indians who work on outsourced projects. While responding to a listener's call on the flight of jobs leaving the United States, Rush Limbaugh called Indians who handle outsourced jobs as "Slumdogs" and said that these jobs have gone ...
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Mon, 06 Apr 2009
Bill good beginning but a lot more needs to be done to combat terrorismWashington, DC. April 5, 2009. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), commends a bill now making its way in Congress that is led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), which seeks to condition aid to Pakistan on that country's cooperation in combating terrorism. USINPAC has worked hard for the last six years to educate lawmakers in Washington on the nature and scope of cross bord ...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2009
Washington, DC. March 09, 2009. Today every Member of Congress received a personal appeal letter from Sanjay Puri, the Chairman of the U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), and an online petition signed by over 16,000 concerned citizens calling for Congress to cut off funding to Pakistan if it does not shut down the terror training camps located in its territory that were clearly responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Since 9/11, USINPAC has been lobbying Capitol Hil ...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2009
Washington, D.C. February 12. U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) urged lawmakers to reverse amendment passed by the U.S. Senate Friday that severely restricts the nation's H1B visa holder program.The amendment introduced to the nation's economic stimulus package requires employers to seek U.S. workers for job openings and it forbids them from displacing their American employees with an H1B hire for a period of three months before and after applying for a visa.USINPAC said that, ...
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