US House Of Representatives

  • Narendra Modi invited to address Indian diaspora in US via satellite November 9, 2013

    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 October 17, 2013

    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 October 5, 2013

    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 expected...
  • US House leaders defend NSA support after close vote July 26, 2013

    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 defense...
  • With final vote, US Congress resolves 'fiscal cliff' drama January 2, 2013

    Washington: The US Congress approved a rare tax increase on Tuesday that will hit the nation's wealthiest households in a bipartisan budget deal that stops the world's largest economy from falling into a deep fiscal crisis and recession. By a vote of 257 to 167, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved...
  • US: Bera creates history, wins Congressional elections November 16, 2012

    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 August 7, 2012

    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 Democratic...
  • US seeks to designate Haqqani as a terror network July 18, 2012

    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 rules...
  • US House approves debt-ceiling deal August 2, 2011

    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 $2.1...
  • First woman on US presidential ticket dies March 27, 2011

    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 illness,...
  • US House passes 'Made in America' Bills September 16, 2010

    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 and...
  • Gandhi a 'man of all times and places': US Cong October 16, 2009

    Washington: The US Congress has passed a resolution congratulating the visionary leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, which enhanced the rapidly deepening friendship between the United States and India. Unanimously passed by the US House of Representatives on Thursday, the resolution also acknowledges and commends the Indian leader's "unique and lasting role in...
  • Will India be N-powered? US Senate to vote on Wednesday October 1, 2008

    Washington: The US Senate plans to take up and vote on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal on Wednesday, three days after the House of Representatives approved the accord, Senate majority leader Harry Reid said. The legislation on the deal would be taken up after sundown local...
  • US rejects bailout package, Dow records worst fall September 30, 2008

    Washington: Dow Jones had its worst fall in history on Monday falling by 800 points as the US House of Representatives shot down the $700-billion financial bailout bill that President George W Bush and lawmakers in both parties had united behind. There were 205 votes in favour of the bill while...
  • House of reps clears N-deal, all eyes on US Senate now September 29, 2008

    Washington DC: The US House of Representatives cleared the much-debated Indo-US nuclear deal early on September 28 — a day that would go down as a red letter day in Indian history. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could hardly contain his elation as the deal was passed with a majority voting 298...
  • House of Reps clears N-deal | Hurdle 1 | Hurdle 2| More September 29, 2008

    Washington: The US House of Representatives early on Sunday India time passed the highly anticipated Indo-US Civil Nuclear Deal, ending a three-decade ban on US nuclear trade with India. The Nuclear Deal Bill passed the House by a margin of 298-117, and the democrats hope to bring it to a vote...
  • Diwali set to become official in US June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: It’s no more just spicy Indian treats, cultural shows and a colorful street fair in down town New York, but the US House of Representatives is considering to give the festival of light an official recognition. And moving towards this, a resolution recognising the significance of Diwali has been...