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Pramila Jayapal poised to become first Indian-American woman to go to US House of Representatives

Aug 20, 2016

Pramila Jayapal poised to become first Indian-American woman to go to US House of Representatives

Jayapal captured 42 percent of the vote in the primary for the seat to lead the nine-candidate field. In fact, she polled double the votes of the runner-up. #Narendra Modi #VeryCloseUp #House of Representatives #Seattle #US Senate #Pramila Jayapal #Indian-Americans in US senate
Shameful display of cowardice: White House decries Senate for rejecting gun control bills

Jun 21, 2016

Shameful display of cowardice: White House decries Senate for rejecting gun control bills

Four gun control bills — two proposed by Republicans and two by Democrats — went down to defeat in the US Senate late Monday. #White House #NewsTracker #democrat #Gun control #Republican #US Senate #National Rifle Association
India downplays US senate rejecting bill recognising country as defence partner

Jun 16, 2016

India downplays US senate rejecting bill recognising country as defence partner

On Thursday India downplayed the US Senate rejecting a key amendment recognising the country as "global strategic and defence partner", saying it would be "premature" to speculate about its final content. #India #US #NewsTracker #US Senate #Vikas Swarup #NDAA
US Senate authorises $800 mn to Pakistan for its efforts in war against terrorism

Jun 16, 2016

US Senate authorises $800 mn to Pakistan for its efforts in war against terrorism

The US Senate has passed its draft of the National Defence Authorisation Bill, including a provision to set up a new fund to reimburse Pakistan for its efforts in the war against terrorism. #Pakistan #Washington #HAqqani #US Senate #National Defence Authorisation Bill
US Senate fails to pass key pro-India amendment days after Modi's visit

Jun 15, 2016

US Senate fails to pass key pro-India amendment days after Modi's visit

The Senate has not passed a key amendment necessary to modify its export control regulations with respect to India. #World #US #NewsTracker #US Senate #Indo-US ties #Indo-US strategic partnership
9/11 attacks: CIA director expects classified pages to absolve Saudi Arabia

Jun 13, 2016

9/11 attacks: CIA director expects classified pages to absolve Saudi Arabia

In an interview with a Saudi Arabian television, CIA director John Brennan said that he expects the publication of 28 classified pages of a 2002 congressional report into the 9/11 attacks will absolve Saudi Arabia of all responsibility. #United States #Al-Qaeda #CIA #NewsTracker #John Brennan #George Bush #US Senate #9/11 attacks #Saudi Arabia government #US-Saudi #Bob Graham
Ahead of PM Modi's visit, US senators air concerns about human rights situation in India

May 24, 2016

Ahead of PM Modi's visit, US senators air concerns about human rights situation in India

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee examined ties between US and India in advance of PM Modi's address to Congress next month. #India #US #NewsTracker #US Senate #Modi in US
US Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia despite objections

May 18, 2016

US Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia despite objections

The US Senate has passed a bill that would allow families of victims of 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia even as the White House said President Barack Obama would veto the legislation. #Obama #9/11 #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #US Senate #JASTA
Attorney-General Kamala Harris in driver's seat for California's Senate race

May 16, 2016

Attorney-General Kamala Harris in driver's seat for California's Senate race

Two prominent Democratic women, both minorities, lead the pack. The front-runner, Indian origin Kamala Devi Harris, has been California’s attorney-general for more than five years and has run two statewide campaigns for the seat #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #California #Democratic Party #Indian- Americans #US Senate #Kamala Harris #Loretta Sanchez #Elizabeth Warren
US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on North Korea following rocket launch

Feb 11, 2016

US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on North Korea following rocket launch

The US Senate has voted unanimously to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea, seeking to punish the reclusive Asian nation for its provocative recent nuclear test and rocket launch. #NewsTracker #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #nuclear test #Rocket launch #US Senate