US House Of Representatives

  • Narendra Modi invited to address Indian diaspora in US via satellite 09-11-2013 09:15 AM

    Washington: The top Republican leadership in the US has congratulated Narendra Modi on being nominated as the prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition BJP, and has extended an invitation to address Congressional leaders and Indian Americans via satellite at the Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate you on winning the...
  • US shutdown ends: Obama says eager to work with everyone 17-10-2013 10:47 AM

    After a 16 day standoff, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the legislation that ends the US government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling. The US House of Representatives earlier on Thursday had passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies....
  • As US shutdown drags on, House votes to pay idled workers 05-10-2013 11:00 PM

    Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives agreed on Saturday to retroactively pay 800,000 furloughed federal employees once the government reopens, but there was no end in sight to the shutdown that was in its fifth day. The House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously and it is...
  • US House leaders defend NSA support after close vote 26-07-2013 04:23 AM

    Washington: Republican and Democratic leaders in the US House of Representatives on Thursday defended their support for a spy programme that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications after it survived a surprisingly close vote a day earlier. The House voted 217-205 on Wednesday to defeat an amendment to the...
  • US: Bera creates history, wins Congressional elections 16-11-2012 08:14 AM

    Washington: Ami Bera on Thursday won the Congressional election from California, creating history by becoming only the third Indian American ever to have been elected for the US House of Representatives. While the counting of votes is still going on, local daily Sacramento Bee said that Bera has defeated incumbent...
  • US: Tulsi Gabbard leads in Hawaii primary poll 07-08-2012 07:43 AM

    Washington: With a massive lead of 20 points over her nearest rival, Tulsi Gabbard has brightened her prospects for being elected as the first Hindu American to the US House of Representatives. "Gabbard is on the verge of completing an epic out-of-nowhere comeback to topple Mufi Hannemann and become the...
  • US seeks to designate Haqqani as a terror network 18-07-2012 11:03 AM

    Washington: Ramping up the pressure on Obama Administration to designate the Haqqani Network as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed a bill through voice vote. The bill, which was proposed by Senator Richard Burr and was brought to the House Floor under suspension of the...
  • US House approves debt-ceiling deal 02-08-2011 06:52 AM

    Washington: The House of Representatives on Monday approved a last-gasp deal to raise the US borrowing limit in a decisive step toward averting a catastrophic debt default by the world's largest economy. A day before the deadline to lift the debt ceiling, the passage by the Republican-controlled House of the...
  • First woman on US presidential ticket dies 27-03-2011 07:49 AM

    Washington: Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, US media reported. Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of a blood cancer after a 12-year...
  • US House passes 'Made in America' Bills 16-09-2010 02:49 PM

    Washington: In another protectionist measure primarily aimed at China, the US House of Representatives passed two different bills that mandate the Congress and the Department of Homeland Security to purchase only US-made goods. The Congressional Made in America Act, introduced by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, requires the Congress to buy goods...
  • House of reps clears N-deal, all eyes on US Senate now 29-09-2008 03:32 AM

    The Senate is expected to vote on it in the next few days. ...
  • House of Reps clears N-deal | Hurdle 1 | Hurdle 2| More 28-09-2008 02:18 AM

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  • Diwali set to become official in US 31-03-2007 02:41 PM

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