All Indian-American Lawmakers To Serve On Influential Congressional Panels
All five Indian-American lawmakers, the highest in the history of the US Congress, have been nominated to influential Congressional panels.
Congressman Ro Khanna representing Silicon Valley has been nominated to the powerful House Budget Committee.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, elected to the House of Representatives from Seattle, would serve on yet another powerful House Judiciary Committee. In addition to normal committees, Jayapal will serve as a Senior Whip
for the House Democrats and as a Vice Chair for the Congressional
Progressive caucus. As a Senior Whip, Jayapal will play a key role in
mobilising her Democratic colleagues, discussing upcoming legislation
with them, and coordinating legislative strategy with the leadership.
Raja Krishnamoorthi, representing Chicago's west and northwest suburbs, will serve on the House Education and Workforce Committee, along with the powerful House Democratic Policy and Steering Committee. The House Democratic Policy and Steering Committee administers the House
Democratic Caucus. Krishnamoorthi was appointed to the committee by
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Three-term Congressman Ami Bera, who is the senior most among all Indian American lawmakers in the House of Representatives, has been renominated to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Bera is also co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to have been elected to the US Senate, has been made member of four powerful Senate Committees. These are Committee on Budget, Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on Environment and Public Works and Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
"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," Harris said in a statement.
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