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Trump-backed candidate Mike Carey wins Republican primary for House seat in Ohio

Donald Trump had endorsed coal lobbyist Mike Carey from among a formidable field of 11 GOP primary contenders for the seat vacated by Republican Steve Stivers in May.
Mike Carey speaks at the kick-off of his 15th Congressional district campaign in Grove City, Ohio. (File Photo / AP)
Mike Carey speaks at the kick-off of his 15th Congressional district campaign in Grove City, Ohio. (File Photo / AP)
Published on Aug 04, 2021 06:57 AM IST
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US resolution recognises India's Covid-19 help, urges govt to facilitate aid

The resolution titled “Urging the Administration to facilitate assistance in response to the devastating impact of Covid–19 in India” was introduced last month. It said that India's pharma industry is a vital part of the global solution to Covid-19 pandemic.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks highlighting the benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, at La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S., June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque(REUTERS)
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks highlighting the benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, at La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S., June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 05:18 AM IST
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All you need to know about EAGLE Act and how it will benefit Indians

The Equal Access to Green cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act, 2021 needs to be passed by the Senate before it can be sent to the White House for the president to sign it into a law.
The EAGLE Act has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.(Bloomberg Photo)
The EAGLE Act has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.(Bloomberg Photo)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 11:12 AM IST
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US Congressional committee passes resolution to express solidarity with India

  • The resolution recognizes the help offered by India to the US in the early part of the pandemic, India's important global role in vaccine production and its efforts so far to help other countries with Covid-19 vaccines.
Introduced by Congressman Brad Sherman and Steve Chabot, the two Co-Chairs of the Congressional India Caucus, the resolution has 24 co-sponsors including 13 members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Reuters)
Introduced by Congressman Brad Sherman and Steve Chabot, the two Co-Chairs of the Congressional India Caucus, the resolution has 24 co-sponsors including 13 members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Reuters)
Published on May 23, 2021 07:33 AM IST
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US House reissues subpoena for Trump's financial accounts, Miller unresponsive

In a court filing on Tuesday, House lawyers told a judge that the House Oversight Committee reissued a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP, on Feb. 25.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones(REUTERS)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Octavio Jones(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 03, 2021 07:32 AM IST
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Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan passes hurdle in US House

The House Rules Committee turned back scores of Republican attempts to modify the package and sent it to the House floor for passage late Friday or early Saturday.
Democrats aim to get the bill for Biden to sign into law before mid-March, when enhanced unemployment benefits and some other types of aid are due to expire.(REUTERS)
Democrats aim to get the bill for Biden to sign into law before mid-March, when enhanced unemployment benefits and some other types of aid are due to expire.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 08:55 AM IST
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Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify at House hearing as early as March: Politico

Facebook has discussed making its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, available to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The appearance of the Facebook and Twitter CEOs could be contingent on them testifying jointly alongside Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google and its parent company, (REUTERS)
The appearance of the Facebook and Twitter CEOs could be contingent on them testifying jointly alongside Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google and its parent company, (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 13, 2021 10:36 AM IST
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Man who sat at Nancy Pelosi aide's desk during Capitol riots faces charges

The Justice Department on Friday released details on 13 defendants who were charged for their roles in connection with the Capitol riots. They included Richard Barnett, the Gravette, Arkansas, man who was photographed sitting at Pelosi's desk and is also known as Bigo.
"The shocking images of Mr. Barnett with his boots up on a desk in the speaker of the House’s office on Wednesday was repulsive,” Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said in a statement(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 10, 2021 10:03 PM IST
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US House passes bipartisan resolution on ‘autonomous Tibet’

The resolution also noted that there is overwhelming bipartisan Congressional support for the Tibetan people’s aspirations for internationally recognised human rights and freedoms and the protection of their distinct religious, cultural, linguistic, and national identity.
The US House of Representatives is seen in this file photo. The house has passed a bipartisan resolution recognising the cultural and religious significance of an autonomous Tibet and seeking peaceful solutions to the conflict.(AFP Photo)
The US House of Representatives is seen in this file photo. The house has passed a bipartisan resolution recognising the cultural and religious significance of an autonomous Tibet and seeking peaceful solutions to the conflict.(AFP Photo)
Published on Nov 20, 2020 07:57 AM IST
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US House panel passes bill to promote legacies of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr

The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act was authored by John Lewis, the civil rights leader Democratic member of the House who passed away last week. It had been a long-running project for him.
The bill seeks to authorise the state department to set up, in cooperation with the Indian government, an educational forum for scholars from the two countries focussed on studying Gandhi and King.(IANS)
The bill seeks to authorise the state department to set up, in cooperation with the Indian government, an educational forum for scholars from the two countries focussed on studying Gandhi and King.(IANS)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 08:53 PM IST
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US House of Representatives passes NDAA amendment slamming Chinese aggression against India

The bipartisan amendment states Congress’ opposition to Chinese aggression against India in the Galwan Valley on the India-China border, and expresses its concern toward the growing territorial assertiveness of China
An army convoy moves towards LAC, amid India-China border dispute in eastern Ladakh, in Leh.(PTI File)
An army convoy moves towards LAC, amid India-China border dispute in eastern Ladakh, in Leh.(PTI File)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 08:02 PM IST
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Resolution introduced in US Congress to honour slain Indian-American police officer Dhaliwal

The 42-year-old Harris County sheriff’s deputy, Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal was gunned down on September 27 while conducting a routine mid-day traffic stop in northwest of Houston.
He was the first Sikh in Texas to receive a policy accommodation to practice his religion while serving as a police officer.(PTI photo)
He was the first Sikh in Texas to receive a policy accommodation to practice his religion while serving as a police officer.(PTI photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 11:35 AM IST
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Mahatma Gandhi made all the difference in the world: Nancy Pelosi

The speaker spoke at length about Gandhi’s influence on Dr King and the relevance of his ideals to the present world and one of the gravest of all challenges facing it now, climate change.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar presents a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during celebrating his 150th birth anniversary, in Washington.(ANI Photo)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar presents a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during celebrating his 150th birth anniversary, in Washington.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 10:54 PM IST
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Washington | ByYashwant Raj

US House votes against move to impeach Donald Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the lead in killing the move to impeach US president Donald Trump by not backing the impeachment move.
The US House of Representatives, where the opposition Democratic party has a majority, voted on Wednesday against a move to impeach President Donald Trump.(Bloomberg File Photo)
The US House of Representatives, where the opposition Democratic party has a majority, voted on Wednesday against a move to impeach President Donald Trump.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 05:47 AM IST
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Nancy Pelosi takes Trump impeachment off the table: ‘He ‘isn’t worth it’

Pelosi is a bitter critic of the president and one who has had the better of him in their political tussles so far, forcing Trump to shutdown the federal government, own responsibility for it and then cave in without getting the border wall fund that was centre of it.
US president Donald Trump after the State of the Union address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington on February 5.(REUTERS)
US president Donald Trump after the State of the Union address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington on February 5.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 09:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

US House okays historic gun-control law

The US House of Representatives passed a legislation to expand background check for gun buyers to include online transactions and at gun shows and fairs, in the first attempt at reforming firearms laws in a generation.
The bill proposes to expand federal background checks to online buyers firearms and at gun shows, that are currently not covered.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The bill proposes to expand federal background checks to online buyers firearms and at gun shows, that are currently not covered.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 01, 2019 12:31 AM IST
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2 Indian-American women oppose nomination of Neomi Rao

Now considered as among the leading Democratic lawmakers, Jayapal was recently re-elected for her second consecutive term to the US House of Representatives.
Two leading Indian-American women have led the Democratic party’s move to oppose the nomination of fellow community legal luminary Neomi Rao for the prestigious.(Neomi Rao/ Twitter Photo)
Two leading Indian-American women have led the Democratic party’s move to oppose the nomination of fellow community legal luminary Neomi Rao for the prestigious.(Neomi Rao/ Twitter Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 10:39 AM IST
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4 lakh staff will go without pay, 3.8 lakh ‘on leave’ as US shutdown begins

The impasse came after Trump threw a wrench into the works earlier in the week by refusing to agree to a short-term funding deal cut by Democratic and Republican senators because it did not include the USD 5 billion for his border wall.
The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.(Bloomberg)
The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 22, 2018 11:20 AM IST
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Four Indian-Americans re-elected, over dozen others taste victory in US midterm polls

Four Indian-American Congressmen from the Democratic party were re-elected to the US House of Representatives and more than a dozen others won various other races across the country in the highly polarised midterm elections held on Tuesday.
Three-term lawmaker Dr Ami Bera (pictured) was re-elected for a record fourth consecutive time from the seventh Congressional District of California.(Twitter/@RepBera)
Three-term lawmaker Dr Ami Bera (pictured) was re-elected for a record fourth consecutive time from the seventh Congressional District of California.(Twitter/@RepBera)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 11:32 PM IST
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US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump says poll results a ‘tremendous success’

On Republicans retaining control of the Senate, the White House called it “a huge moment and victory for the president.”
Trump waited until late in the night to weigh in on the midterm vote, tweeting a succinct message that overlooked expected Democratic gains in the House.(REUTERS)
Trump waited until late in the night to weigh in on the midterm vote, tweeting a succinct message that overlooked expected Democratic gains in the House.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 11:02 PM IST
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US midterm elections 2018 highlights: Indian-Americans Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna elected to Congress

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the US House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. They will seek to keep his agenda in check and open his administration to intense scrutiny.The Republicans held on to the Senate and narrowly survived a number of big individual races, including in Florida. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate, 36 governor’s posts and seats in state legislatures across the country were up for grabs in these elections.Read more: Controlling the legislature- A guide to US midterm elections 2018Here are the highlights:

Repesentative Pramila Jayapal from Washington State(AP File Photo)
Repesentative Pramila Jayapal from Washington State(AP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 06:47 PM IST
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12 Indian-Americans in race for US Congressional elections in November

Six Indian-Americans, three men and three woman, are running in the election to the US House of Representatives.
Raja Krishnamoorthi was among the three Indian Americans who joined the House of Representatives in 2016, forming the so-called ‘Samosa Caucus’.(AP File Photo)
Raja Krishnamoorthi was among the three Indian Americans who joined the House of Representatives in 2016, forming the so-called ‘Samosa Caucus’.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 01:28 PM IST
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3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

Currently, the US House of Representatives has four Indian-Americans - the largest number so far in the history of the US Congress.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AFP File Photo)
The US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 12:03 AM IST
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Aruna Miller in fray to be 2nd Indian-American woman to enter US House of Representatives

Indian-American Aruna Miller is pitted against party colleague David Trone in the Democratic party for the sixth Congressional District of Maryland primary.
In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Del. Aruna Miller, right, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, talks to supporter Anne Davis at an early voting center in Germantown, Md.(AP)
In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Del. Aruna Miller, right, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, talks to supporter Anne Davis at an early voting center in Germantown, Md.(AP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 12:38 PM IST
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US reconfirms plan to revoke rule offering permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders

The Trump administration had announced its intention to do away with the programme — H-4 EAD (employment authorization document) — in the fall version of the registry in 2017, and it had planned to start the process in February 2018.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.(AP File Photo)
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 11:34 PM IST
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Democrat candidate Indian-American Hiral Tipirneni loses US special election

Hiral Tipirneni ended just five points behind her rival Debbie Lesko in the Arizona special election for the US House of Representatives.
Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District, Dr Hiral Tipirneni pauses as she is greeted by supporters after polls closed in her run against Republican Debbie Lesko as each candidate looks to fill the seat vacated by Republican Rep.(AP Photo)
Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District, Dr Hiral Tipirneni pauses as she is greeted by supporters after polls closed in her run against Republican Debbie Lesko as each candidate looks to fill the seat vacated by Republican Rep.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 07:58 AM IST
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