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Jan 19, 2020
Trump’s lawyers call obstruction, power abuse charges an attempt to 'interfere with 2020 election’, in response to Democrats’ filing ahead of impeachment trialPresident Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust
Mar 23, 2018
H1B workers, DACA both get sidelined in US funding billIndian high skilled workers and recipients of an Obama era concession to illegal childhood arrivals popularly called DACA got nothing out of a massive budget bill that plodded through US Congress Thursday after weeks and months of intense negotiations.
Mar 20, 2018
H1B workers hope for policy tweak as US Congress races to meet deadline for massive funding billWill Indian high skilled workers' asks be able to sneak in here when DACA has ceased to be a hot button that it was even four weeks ago? What looked like a possible breakthrough is again looking tough for the India camp. Multiple bills which hold promise have been on Indian advocacy groups' radar. If these bills latch on to the spending bill, it's a smoother ride through Congress gridlock than as a standalone bill but no clear signals yet.
Mar 14, 2018
As H1B workers raise social media game, deep fissures surface among power brokersCamp fights are brewing and knives are out as Indian-led advocacy for high skilled workers-centered policy in the United States reaches a crucial crossroads this week coinciding with a must-pass funding bill in the US Congress.
Jan 13, 2016
US Congress puts off sale of F-16 fighter jets to PakistanIn a setback for Pakistan, Republican-controlled US Congress has stalled sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Islamabad, amid growing anti-Pakistan sentiments on Capitol Hill over its reluctance in taking action against terrorist groups.
Dec 08, 2015
House leader to Republicans: Trump comments 'not who we are'The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker Paul Ryan, on Tuesday dismissed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on Muslims, saying such views are "not what this party stands for and more importantly it's not what this country stands for."
Dec 03, 2015
US Congress mulls tightening visa program changes after Paris attacksLawmakers were introducing legislation this week tightening the program that allows millions to travel to the United States without a visa, as Congress moves to enhance security following the deadly Paris attacks.
Nov 03, 2015
Obama signs 2-year budget deal before default deadline; puts off fight for next yearPresident Barack Obama on Monday signed into law a bipartisan budget bill that avoids a catastrophic U.S. default and puts off the next round of fighting over federal spending and debt until after next year's presidential and congressional elections in November.