United States

Bera Amendment passed in House to Counter Proliferation of Biological Weapons and Diseases

WASHINGTON (TIP): An amendment introduced by Indian American Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), which increases funding to help partner nations prevent the proliferation of biological weapons, and detect and respond to deadly diseases, passed June 18 […]

India

Unprecedented congratulatory messages pour in for Modi from over 50 US leaders

WASHINGTON (TIP): In a testimony to the strength of India-US relations, unprecedented congratulatory messages have been received from over 50 US leaders in every domain, including the Administration, Congress, business, academia/think tanks on the historic […]

Bera is one of just two Democratic doctors in Congress
United States

Indian American Congressman Ami Bera welcomes annulment of Health Care Repeal Bill

WASHINGTON (TIP): After the House majority cancelled a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare, Indian American Congressman Ami Bera welcomed the move noting that ‘Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill would […]

Rep. Ami Bera said he would like President Trump to refrain from using hateful language and to speak out more forcefully against hate crimes.
Indian Americans

Don’t use hateful language: Indian American Congressman to Trump

Worried about frequent hate crimes against Indian-origin people in the US, a senior Indian-American Congressman has urged President Donald Trump to refrain from using Islamophobic language that pits one group against another. “We’re certainly hearing […]

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has been elected as the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans
Politics

Tulsi Gabbard elected co-chair of Congressional Caucus on India

WASHINGTON (TIP): Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has been elected the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans. She succeeds her Democratic congressional colleague Indian-American Dr Ami Bera. […]

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Indian Americans

Indian American Congressman Ami Bera named ranking member of House space subcommittee

WASHINGTON (TIP): House Democrats have named Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) as the new ranking member of the space subcommittee as they finalized the roster of members who will serve on that subcommittee. Bera, entering his […]

India

AS MANY AS 27 US LAWMAKERS TO VISIT INDIA

As many as 27 US lawmakers will be visiting India this month in what Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna regards as “a very important milestone” that is demonstrative of the high degree of American interest in […]

Congressman Ami Bera expressed his unhappiness with RHC when he said, "The actions of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) on Wednesday do not reflect the breadth and diversity of the Indian-American community, or our diaspora".
Indian Americans

Indian-American lawmakers slam RHC

Indian-American lawmakers have slammed the US-based Republican Hindu Coalition for supporting President Donald Trump‘s executive order on immigration, which they alleged takes the country backwards “towards dark times”. “As the most senior Indian-American member of […]

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End Discriminatory Policy Against Sikh Basketball Players, Say US lawmakers

A bipartisan group of more than 40 US lawmakers have appealed to the International Basketball Federation to end an “outdated and discriminatory” policy against Sikh players over turbans. “Sikhs participate in a wide variety of […]

United States

Ami Bera’s Father Admits Illegal Campaign Contributions

Indian-American Sacramento-area based Congressman Ami Bera‘s 83-year-old father has pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributionso his son’s campaigns in 2010 and 2012.. Babulal Bera, who could be jailed for up to 30 months, pleaded guilty […]

Indian Americans

Indian-American Kumar Barve Loses Democratic Primary Elections

MARYLAND (TIP): An Indian-American Democratic legislator in Maryland has suffered a humiliating defeat in the party’s primary election for a seat in the US House of Representatives. Kumar Barve, 57, who was the House Majority […]

Indian Americans

Ami Bera wins California Democratic Party endorsements

WASHINGTON DC (TIP): Indian American Rep. Ami Bera, D-Sacramento received endorsements from the California Democratic Party Feb. 27, during the state convention. Bera won his endorsement, gaining nearly 90 percent of the vote. Fifty people […]

Indian Americans

Kamala Harris likely to become 1st PIO senator in US

LOS ANGELES (TIP): California‘s attorney general Kamala Harris may become the first Indian-American senator in the US Congress after she won Democratic Party’s endorsement for the seat. Harris (51) and Loretta Sanchez were vying for […]

Politics

Indian American-Led “Democrats for Truth” Attacks Ami Bera

Congressman Ami Bera, running for reelection in the state of California has come under attacks by his own party men, this time, surprisingly by a group led by an Indian American, “Sacramento Democrats For Truth.” […]

United States

PM’s visit strengthened Indo-US bonds: American lawmakers

WASHINGTON (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s just concluded US visit has strengthened the bonds between the two largest democracies of the world and opened up new avenues of co-operation, top American lawmakers have said. “There […]

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Indian Americans

Indian-American woman announces Congressional bid

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian-American Mary Thomas, a government attorney in Florida, has said that she will run for the US Congressional elections in November 2016. If elected, Thomas, whose parents arrived in American from India in […]

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United States

US lawmakers push for export of natural gas to India

WASHINGTON (TIP): Influential American lawmakers have pushed for removing of restrictions on export of natural gas to India and sought to implement the civil nuclear deal to meet the country’s ever-growing energy needs. Referring to […]

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United States

Vaisakhi resolution introduced in US House

Washington (TIP): Sixteen US lawmakers led by Democrat John Garamendi have introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives, honouring the Sikh group’s celebration of Vaisakhi. The bipartisan resolution was co-sponsored amongst others by […]

Ami Bera praised Physicians for their hard work and the constant efforts to make healthcare affordable. (Associated Press)
Business & Economics

Indian-American Physicians’ Role Praised by US Lawmakers

WASHINGTON:  US lawmakers have lauded Indian-origin American physicians for their role in passage of a bill by the Congress that reformulates the way physicians are reimbursed for a government health insurance for seniors. Several US lawmakers […]

FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus
United States

FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, Arabs

WASHINGTON (TIP): Six US lawmakers along with leading advocacy groups have welcomed the inclusion of Sikh, Hindu, and Arab American communities in the Department of Justice’s hate crimes tracking effort. This is the final step […]

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Widespread condemnation of assault on visiting Indian Sureshbhai Patel

NEW YORK (TIP): Cutting across color and political lines, political and community leaders have in one voice condemned the brutal assault  by a police officer on an old man on a visit from India . […]

Indian Americans

Indian-American Ami Bera re-elected to US Congress

SACRAMENTO (TIP): Amiresh ‘Ami’ Bera, the lone Indian American lawmaker in the US House of Representatives, managed to edge out his Republican opponent in a California race two weeks after the elections. Bera, who had […]

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United States

In tight electoral race, Bill Clinton bats for Ami Bera

WASHINGTON (TIP): Congressman Ami Bera‘s reelection bid has got a major boost with former US President Bill Clinton campaigning for him in the California seat where the Indian-American is locked in a tight contest. With […]

Europe

Leaders in Washington, Sikh Community gather for Langar

Creating Sikh American history, SALDEF’s SikhLEAD held the first-ever Langar on Capitol Hill, introducing Congressional leaders, colleagues and neighbors to a Sikh American way of life. Reflecting the values of langar, all faiths and races […]

Europe

IN PRIMARIES, TWO PIOS MAKE THE CUT IN CALIFORNIA

WASHINGTON (TIP): Two Indian- American political rookies in California chalked up modest victories in nationwide primary elections on Tuesday for a long-shot challenge at established veterans in mid-term polls slated for November. In one of […]