Washington DC, 12/1/08: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) continues to implement a rapid response to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. USINPAC's action plan includes working with several key Members of Congress to develop an effective response from the US, supporting a Congressional Resolution condemning the attacks, supporting US-India counter-terrorism legislation, and organizing a Congressional Briefing on the origins of the terrorist attacks and the best way for the U.S. to proceed. Further, USINPAC has launched a petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/USINPAC9/petition.html
)calling for changes in U.S. aid to Pakistan to be signed by Indian Americans across the country and will present the petition to Congress.
USINPAC spoke with India Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), who will be authoring a Congressional Resolution condemning the attacks. USINPAC will help Rep. McDermott gain Congressional support for the resolution. Further, USINPAC will work with Rep. McDermott to organize a Congressional Briefing on the terror attacks as soon as Congress is back in session. USINPAC will also help gain Congressional support for US-India counter-terrorism legislation being authored by Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY).
Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Vice Chair of the Democratic Party and Chair of the Asian Pacific American Caucus expressed his deep condolences to the victims of the attacks, and said, "We look forward to continuing our work with organizations likeUSINPAC and the Indian American community to advance cooperation between the United States and India, and to strengthen this important partnership in our counter-terrorism efforts."
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