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Robert Oak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:14 AM
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Congress Representatives for India NOT U.S.!
>
> Thirty-three U.S. s Join the U.S. Senate India Caucus
> USINPAC - Washington, D.C., May 3, 2004.
>
> Original Founders of the U.S. Senate India Caucus are as follows -
>
> Cornyn - Rep. Co-Chair
> Clinton - Dem Co-Chair
> Hutchison
> Lott
> Lautenberg
> Santorum
> Lieberman
> Specter
> Daschle
> Stabenow
> Bingaman
> Cochran
> Frist
> Corzine
> L. Graham
> Schumer
> Wyden
> Coleman
> Chambliss
> Bayh
> Durbin
> Breaux
> Crapo
> Levin
> Fitzgerald
> Grassley
> Bennett
> Boxer
> Nickles
> Stevens
> Mikulski
> Rockerfeller
> The following joined the caucus after the launch -
>
> Landrieu
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> CAUCUS on INDIA and INDIAN AMERICANS 108th Congress
>
>
> 1. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
> 2. Gary Ackerman (D-NY)
> 3. Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
> 4. Joe Baca (D-CA)
> 5. Brian Baird (D-WA)
> 6. Gresham Barrett (R-SC)
> 7. Bob Beauprez (R-CO)
> 8. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
> 9. Chris Bell (D-TX)
> 10. Shelley Berkeley (D-NV)
> 11. Howard L. Berman (D-CA)
> 12. Judy Biggert (R-IL)
> 13. Michael Bilirakis (R-FL)
> 14. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
> 15. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
> 16. Rick Boucher (D-VA)
> 17. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
> 18. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
> 19. Corrine Brown (D-FL)
> 20. Henry Brown (R-SC)
> 21. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
> 22. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)
> 23. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
> 24. Chris Cannon (R-UT)
> 25. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
> 26. Lois Capps (D-CA)
> 27. Michael Capuano (D-MA)
> 28. Brad Carson (D-OK)
> 29. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)
> 30. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
> 31. Jim Cooper (D-TN)
> 32. Chris Cox (R-CA)
> 33. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) **
> 34. Barbara Cubin (R-WY)
> 35. Danny K. Davis (D-IL)
> 36. Jim Davis (D-FL)
> 37. Peter Defazio (D-OR)
> 38. William Delahunt (D-MA)
> 39. Peter Deutsch (D-FL)
> 40. Jim DeMint (R-SC)
> 41. Norm Dicks (D-WA)
> 42. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
> 43. Michael F. Doyle (D-PA)
> 44. John Duncan (R-TN)
> 45. Jennifer Dunn (R-WA)
> 46. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)
> 47. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
> 48. Phil English (R-PA)
> 49. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)
> 50. Lane Evans (D-IL)
> 51. Eni Faleomavaega (Del.-AS)
> 52. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
> 53. Bob Filner (D-CA)
> 54. Mark Foley (R-FL)
> 55. Randy Forbes (R-VA)
> 56. Harold Ford (D-TN)
> 57. Mike Ferguson (R-NJ)
> 58. Barney Frank (D-MA)
> 59. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
> 60. Martin Frost (D-TX)
> 61. Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
> 62. Richard Gephardt (D-MO)
> 63. Paul Gillmor (R-OH)
> 64. Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
> 65. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
> 66. Bart Gordon (D-TN)
> 67. Kay Granger (R-TX)
> 68. Gene Green (D-TX)
> 69. Mark Green (R-WI)
> 70. Jim Greenwood (R-PA)
> 71. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
> 72. Katherine Harris (R-FL)
> 73. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
> 74. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)
> 75. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
> 76. Joseph Hoeffel (D-PA)
> 77. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
> 78. Darlene Hooley (D-OR)
> 79. Mike Honda (D-CA)
> 80. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
> 81. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
> 82. Steve Israel (D-NY)
> 83. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)
> 84. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
> 85. Walter Jones (R-NC)
> 86. Paul E. Kanjorski (D-PA)
> 87. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
> 88. Dale Kildee (D-MI)
> 89. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI)
> 90. Sue Kelley (R-NY)
> 91. Ron Kind (D-WI)
> 92. Peter King (R-NY)
> 93. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
> 94. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI)
> 95. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ)
> 96. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
> 97. Ray LaHood (R-IL)
> 98. Nick Lampson (D-TX)
> 99. Tom Lantos (D-CA)
> 100. Rick Larsen (D-WA)
> 101. Steve LaTourette (R-OH)
> 102. Barbara Lee (D-CA)
> 103. Sander Levin (D-MI)
> 104. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
> 105. John Lewis (D-GA)
> 106. John Linder (R-GA)
> 107. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
> 108. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
> 109. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY)
> 110. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
> 111. Karen McCarthy (D-MO)
> 112. Thad McCotter (R-MI)
> 113. Denise Majette (D-GA)
> 114. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
> 115. Donald Manzullo (R-IL)
> 116. Jim Matheson (D-UT)
> 117. Jim McDermott (D-WA)
> 118. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
> 119. Michael McNulty (D-NY)
> 120. Marty Meehan (D-MA)
> 121. Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
> 122. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
> 123. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
> 124. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA)
> 125. Brad Miller (D-NC)
> 126. Gary Miller (R-CA)
> 127. Jeff Miller (R-FL)
> 128. Alan Mollohan (D-WV)
> 129. Jim Moran (D-VA)
> 130. Sue Myrick (R-NC)
> 131. Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
> 132. Richard Neal (D-MA)
> 133. Bob Ney (R-OH)
> 134. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
> 135. Donald Payne (D-NJ)
> 136. Stevan Pearce (R-NM)
> 137. Chip Pickering (R-MS)
> 138. David E. Price (D-NC)
> 139. Deborah Pryce (R-OH)
> 140. Adam Putnam (R-FL)
> 141. George Radanovich (R-CA)
> 142. Nick Rahall (D-WV)
> 143. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
> 144. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
> 145. Steven R. Rothman (D-NJ)
> 146. Edward R. Royce (R-CA)
> 147. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
> 148. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
> 149. Linda Sanchez (D-CA)
> 150. Jim Saxton (R-NJ)
> 151. Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
> 152. Robert C. Scott (D-VA)
> 153. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
> 154. Ed Schrock (R-VA)
> 155. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
> 156. Brad Sherman (D-CA)
> 157. Adam Smith (D-WA)
> 158. Hilda Solis (D-CA)
> 159. Mark E. Souder (R-IN)
> 160. John Spratt (D-SC)
> 161. Pete Stark (D-CA)
> 162. Cliff Stearns (R-FL)
> 163. Tom Tancredo (R-CO)
> 164. Mike Thompson (D-CA)
> 165. John Tierney (D-MA)
> 166. Pat Toomey (R-PA)
> 167. Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
> 168. Michael R. Turner (R-OH)
> 169. Mark Udall (D-CO)
> 170. Tom Udall (D-NM)
> 171. Fred Upton (R-MI)
> 172. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
> 173. Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN)
> 174. David Vitter (R-LA)
> 175. Jim Walsh (R-NY)
> 176. Mel Watts (D-NC)
> 177. Diane Watson (D-CA)
> 178. Joe Wilson (R-SC) **
> 179. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
> 180. Dave Weldon (R-FL)
> 181. Robert Wexler (D-FL)
> 182. Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
> 183. David Wu (D-OR)
> 184. Albert Wynn (D-MD)
> ** Co-Chairs for the 108th Congress
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS ON INDIA AND INDIAN-AMERICANS
>
> MISSION STATEMENT
> 108TH CONGRESS
>
>
> The Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans serves as a
> forum in which Members of Congress may address the concerns vital to
> this important South Asian nation. By promoting dialogue on issues of
> interest to India and the Indian-American community, the Caucus strives
> to strengthen bilateral relations between the United States and India,
> promote trade with India, enhance economic development in India, and
> improve the overall standard of living for Indians and
> Indian-Americans.
>
> The Caucus will focus primarily on three issue areas:
> 1. U.S.-Indian Relations, to include trade, security cooperation,
> global terrorism, and economic and humanitarian assistance.
> 2. Developments in India and on the Indian Sub-Continent, to include
> economic development, health care, inter-communal relations, the status
> of religious and other minorities, corruption, and the Tibetan exile
> community.
> 3. Issues of Interest to the Indian-American Community, including the
> facilitation of trade and commerce with India, small business, visas,
> education, health care, and the promotion of Indian culture in the
> United States.
>
> The Caucus will pursue its work with the assistance of Task Forces,
> which focus on five critical issues:
> 1. Healthcare and HIV/AIDS in India
> 2. Technology and Trade
> 3. Economic Development and U.S. Economic Assistance
> 4. Kashmir,
> 5. Indian-American Issues
>
> To facilitate dialogue on these critical issues, the Caucus will
> solicit briefings from the State Department, the U.S. Agency for
> International Development, non-governmental organizations,
> international organizations, officials from India and elsewhere in the
> sub-continent, and other organizations involved in Indian or
> Indian-American affairs. It is hoped that the Caucus will have the
> opportunity to meet with Indians traveling to the United States who are
> involved in issues of interest to the Caucus.
>
> The Caucus will also work to provide its members with information on
> developments in India, including ongoing summaries of political and
> economic developments, legislation of interest, media reports, and
> press releases and other materials that members can use to communicate
> their activities to constituents. From time to time, the Caucus will
> sponsor events to commemorate or celebrate Indian holidays, festivals,
> and other special occasions.
>
>
> CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS ON INDIA AND INDIAN-AMERICANS
>
> PROPOSED ACTIVITIES
> 108TH CONGRESS
>
> The Caucus will serve primarily as a forum for information-sharing on
> issues affecting India and the Indian-American community. The Caucus
> will therefore seek to undertake the following efforts and engage in
> the following activities:
>
> " Arrange regular briefings on legislative and policy initiatives and
> other issues of interest to Caucus members by U.S. officials, visiting
> officials from India and the Sub-Continent, leaders of the
> Indian-American community, and other experts on subjects of interest to
> the Caucus; one topic in particular would be the mutual problem of
> global terrorism that the U.S. and India face.
> " Providing regular summaries of ongoing developments in India, the
> Sub-Continent, and the Indian-American community.
> " Creating a "Brain Trust" of the past Chairman of the India Caucus to
> utilize their skills and knowledge of Indian issues.
> " Offering draft op-ed columns, speeches, or other outreach materials
> on issues of interest to members.
> " Arranging a conference for Indian-American business leaders to
> discuss trade and economic development on the subcontinent with members
> of the Caucus.
> " Organizing a 10-year celebration of the creation of the India Caucus.
> " Organizing events for Indian holidays, festivals, and other special
> occasions.
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> USINPAC HELPS LAUNCH SENATE INDIA CAUCUS
>
> Greetings from USINPAC!
>
> With the support of the US India Political Action Committee, the U.S.
> Senate India Caucus was officially launched on April 29, 2004!
>
> Speakers at the Capitol Hill event included Caucus co-chairs, Senators
> Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with India's
> ambassador to the United States, the Hon. Lalit Mansingh.
>
> Sen. Cornyn stressed the importance of the Caucus to strengthening ties
> between the world's oldest democracy and the world's most populous
> democracy. "This bipartisan Caucus will encourage further advances
> between the U.S. and India, one of our greatest allies and a nation
> that shares the deepest convictions of democratic freedom," Cornyn
> said.
>
> After recalling her fond memories of trips to India as first lady, Sen.
> Clinton commented: "It is imperative that the Unites States do
> everything possible to reach out to India. This Caucus is dedicated to
> expanding areas of agreement with India and engaging in a candid
> dialogue of differences."
>
> Ambassador Mansingh responded that over the past six decades, the
> United States and India "have moved from being two estranged
> democracies to two very engaged democracies."
>
> Currently, there are 33 members of the U.S. Senate India Caucus,
> including Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), Minority Leader Tom
> Daschle (D-S.D.), Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
> (R-Texas). To view the complete list, click here.
>
> USINPAC, which helped to organize the Caucus, is a bi-partisan
> political action committee representing the concerns of the Indian
> American community with Congress and the administration.
>
> At an Indian Embassy reception following the Capitol Hill kick-off,
> Ambassador Mansingh presented plaques to USINPAC members, in
> recognition of the group's leadership in helping to organize the
> Caucus. Awards also were presented to other members of the community
> for their service.
>
> Later The Washington Times published an article about this inauguration
> and lauded USINPAC about its role in the creation of the U.S. Senate
> India Caucus. The article also mentioned reactions from the Pakistani
> community. To read this article click here. USINPAC responded to this
> article with a "Letter to the Editor" of The Washington Times regarding
> its stand. To read this letter, click here.
>
> Please forward this e-mail to at least 10 of your friends and
> acquaintances and help them join USINPAC by clicking here!
>
> If you haven't had the time to get involved as much as you'd like, or
> haven't been able to contribute before, join hundreds of thousands of
> others who have already given and take the first step by contributing
> at least $10 today. Click here to contribute.
>
> We are grateful to you for the support you have assured from time to
> time and hope that you would continue working with us with the same
> fervor!
>
> Thank you,
>
> Sanjay Puri Dolly Kapoor
> Executive Director Membership Outreach & Volunteer
> Management
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