New Delhi, Jan 16, 2017: All five of the Indian-American lawmakers in US Congress have been nominated for key Congressional panels. All the Congressional panels are highly influential and powerful. The nominations with the other details of the Congresssmen and Congresswomen are as follows:
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Congressman RO Khanna
Representing: Silicon Valley
Nominated for: House Budget Committee
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
Nominated for: House Judiciary Committee
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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi
Representing: Chicago west and northwest suburbs
Nominated for: House Education, Workforce Committee, House Democratic Policy
and House Steering Committee
Congressman Ami Bera
Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Nominated for: House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Science, Space and
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Congresswoman Kamala Harris
First Indian-American to have been elected to the US Senate
Made member of four Senate Committees: Committee on Budget, Committee on Intelligence, Committee on Environment and Public Works,Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Harris also gave a statement, “These four committees will be key battlegrounds in the fight for the future of our country. At a time, when so many Californians and Americans are uncertain about our future, I will aggressively fight for our families and the ideals of our nation.”
prepared by Shambhavi Sinha of NewsGram. Twitter: @shambhavispeaks