US Lawmakers

  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players 4 days ago

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...
  • US lawmaker seeks suspension of visafree travel for Europeans September 13, 2014

    Washington: Citing the presence of a large number of Islamist extremists in European countries, a Democratic lawmaker sought an immediate suspension of visafree travel to the US from countries like Britain, Germany and France. "I urge the Administration to immediately suspend the Visa Waiver Programme for countries such as Great...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control September 12, 2014

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scaleup that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...
  • 83 US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Modi July 23, 2014

    Washington: Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress. "The voices in Congress are growing, and the message is clear: the United States...
  • Edward Snowden is not a patriot, says Barack Obama August 10, 2013

    Washington: Days after a US lawmaker compared Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi, US President Barack Obama said the former CIA contractor who leaked to the world the secretive internet and phone surveillance programs, is not a patriot. "I don't think Snowden was a patriot," Obama told reporters during a White House...
  • India not willing to play by the rules: US lawmakers June 29, 2013

    Washington: Top American lawmakers on Friday criticised India's trade and business policies, saying that New Delhi is not willing to play by the rules. "When you look at India's industrial policy, trade barriers, the rampant piracy, the tax discrimination and what appears to be an absolute disregard for our...
  • Lawmakers accuse Obama administration of abusing free speech rights May 16, 2013

    Washington: US lawmakers accused the Obama administration on Wednesday of trampling on free speech rights and evading questions about the Justice Department's secret seizure of Associated Press telephone records. US Attorney General Eric Holder, testifying before a House of Representatives panel, provided limited responses on the issue, noting he had been...
  • Gurudwara shooting: A tragic day, say US lawmakers August 6, 2012

    Washington: Condemning the shooting at a Gurudwara in Wisconsin as a "senseless" act of terrorism, the US lawmakers have termed it as a "tragic" day. "This is a tragic day for our city and for all communities of faith who share grief and concern for the victims of today's shooting...
  • Time to change policy towards Pak: US lawmaker November 4, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan is making no effort to reign in the Lashkar-e-Taiba or other terrorist organisations and it was time America changed its policy towards the country, a top US lawmaker has said. "It is not a secret that LeT which was responsible for the horrific November 2006 massacre of civilians in...
  • Can US lawmakers seal the debt deal in time? August 1, 2011

    If the US doesn't raise the $ 14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Tuesday, it will run out of money. ...
  • US politician in storm over lewd photo June 3, 2011

    Washington: A Democratic congressman has found himself in the center of America's latest political storm after a lewd photo was sent from his Twitter account to a female college student. The congressman, Anthony Weiner, denies he sent the waist-down photo showing a man's bulging underwear. But he says he does not...
  • US lawmaker introduces bill to cut off Pak aid May 11, 2011

    Washington: A key US lawmaker has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to stop American aid to Pakistan, saying the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad has made it clear that Islamabad concealed, protected and enabled him for many years. "We can no longer afford this...
  • Combat mission in Iraq is over, says Obama September 1, 2010

    Washington: Formally declaring that combat mission in Iraq is over US President Barack Obama has said that this milestone should serve as a message to the world that it intends to sustain and strengthen our leadership in the 21st century. "This milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans that...
  • US Sikhs complain against racial profiling June 18, 2010

    Washington: American Sikh community leaders have complained US lawmakers that they were experiencing racial profiling, mostly during travel, after 9/11 and the trend has increased of late. "It's not fair. It's not safe," complained Amarjeet Singh, programme director of advocacy group Sikh Coalition, in his testimony before the House Judiciary...
  • Scrap N-deal if India conducts atomic test, says US lawmaker August 7, 2008

    Washington: A Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver "inconsistent" with Hyde Act will "jeopardise" the Indo-US nuclear deal in Congress,a key US lawmaker has warned the Bush administration, insisting that the group should agree to terminate the pact with India if it conducts an atomic test. Chairman of the crucial...
  • Diminish ties with Iran, US warns India August 8, 2007

    Washington DC: It's not just in New Delhi; the Indo-US nuclear deal seems to have run into trouble in Washington as well. Some American lawmakers are alarmed at what they say are concessions granted by the Bush Administration to India including reprocessing rights and fuel supply guarantees. On Capitol Hill,...
  • US lawmakers threaten to block Indo-US N-deal July 26, 2007

    New Delhi: US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns on Wednesday said that a just-completed nuclear deal with India complies with US law, but lawmakers in US have warned Bush administration of 'inconsistencies' in the 123 agreement after reports that Washington has agreed to allow India to reprocess spent...