Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

US Congress


Meet Cheryl Johnson, the woman directing US Congress through historic chaos

January 06, 2023 2:57 pm

House Clerk Cheryl Johnson has become an unlikely folk hero in Washington this week, running the lower chamber of Congress with a steady hand as Republicans struggle to elect a speaker amid historic chaos.

Inside the rebellion: Old McCarthy foes and new lawmakers

January 04, 2023 12:47 pm

McCarthy has made a cornucopia of concessions to try to sway his detractors, most notably agreeing to a rule that would allow a snap vote at any time to oust the speaker.

New York Congressman-elect says he lied about work and college history

December 27, 2022 11:59 am

Santos, R-N.Y., who was elected in November to represent parts of northern Long Island and northeast Queens, confirmed some of the key findings of a New York Times investigation into his background, but sought to minimize the misrepresentations.

Pelosi won’t seek leadership role, plans to stay in Congress

November 17, 2022 11:10 pm

Pelosi announced in a spirited speech on the House floor that she will step aside after leading Democrats for nearly 20 years and in the aftermath of the brutal attack on her husband, Paul, last month in their San Francisco home.

Bill providing Green Card pathway introduced in US Congress

September 29, 2022 8:58 am

Under the bill, an immigrant may qualify for lawful permanent resident status if they have lived in the US continuously for at least seven years.

How Joe Manchin left a global tax deal in limbo

July 19, 2022 10:33 am

The agreement would have ushered in the most sweeping changes to global taxation in decades, including raising taxes on many large corporations and changing how technology companies are taxed.

NDA govt's plan to produce more weapons at home needs urgent and purposeful policy action

July 18, 2022 9:01 am

Although a rapid diversification away from Russian supplies can't be done overnight, it is a good moment for the Indian security establishment to review the changing context of Delhi’s defence ties to Moscow.

Resolution seeking independent probe into Father Stan Swamy's death introduced in US Congress

July 06, 2022 11:15 am

India rejected international criticism over the death of Swamy in police custody last year, saying the due process of law was followed; the resolution has been introduced in the US House of Representatives and coincides with the activist's first death anniversary.

Bill in US Congress to provide resources to support India's transition to clean energy

June 17, 2022 10:25 am

The Prioritizing Clean Energy and Climate Cooperation with India Act, introduced by Scott Peters and Ami Bera, proposes to establish the US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership for cooperation on clean energy technologies.

Indian-origin US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi honoured with Distinguished Leadership Award

May 31, 2022 12:46 pm

Raja Krishnamoorthi was born into a Tamil-speaking family in New Delhi. His family moved to the US when he was three months old.