NEW YORK (TIP): Citing Rep Jim Himes’ support of the Indian American community and his dedication to the legislative issues at the Capital, a group of Indian Americans joined together to host a reception and fundraiser at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Stamford on June 26th evening.
At a well attended program, Himes thanked the gathering and took several questions from the audience which included the new immigration reform which is under consideration, job creation in Connecticut and banking issues. Early this month, GOPIO-CT, one of the community groups in Connecticut, honored Rep. Himes as Friend of India at its annual awards banquet.
“Congressman Himes is in two important House Committees, Financial Services and Permanent Select committee on Intelligence and we want him there,” said Dr. Thomas Abraham, who co-hosted the event. “I think if he continues to do so, it will benefit our country and Connecticut” Dr. Abraham added. Viresh Sharma, who is a registered Republican from New Canaan, has said that he supports Himes for his work in Washington DC and his record for the last six years. Over a dozen people served as cohosts and supporters for the event which raised funds for Himes’s reelection bid.