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...
  • Deadlocked Congress takes US govt to brink of shutdown October 1, 2013

    Washington: The US Congress, still in partisan deadlock over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the US government starting on Tuesday morning. With the law funding thousands of routine government activities set to expire at midnight, Republicans in the...
  • 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 217205 on Wednesday to defeat an amendment to the defense...
  • Bera, Tulsi create history, sworn in as US lawmakers January 4, 2013

    Washington: Indian American physician from California, Ami Bera, and the young Iraq war veteran from Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, created history on Friday after being sworn in as new members of the US House of Representatives. Bera is only the third Indian American after Dalip Singh Saundh in 1950 and...
  • 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 Republicancontrolled 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...
  • Democrats in the US Senate increase their voting edge November 14, 2012

    Washington: Democrats in the US Senate increased their voting edge to 10 with a newly elected independent saying on Wednesday he will align with them. Senatorelect Angus King says he has decided to caucus with Democrats, ending months of speculation about which party he would vote with. The former Maine governor...
  • 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 outofnowhere 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 Republicancontrolled 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 Republicans reject 2month payroll tax cut December 21, 2011

    Washington: The United States House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a plan backed by President Barack Obama that would have extended a 2per cent payroll tax cut for two months for millions of Americans and bought time for talks on a fullyear renewal. Republicans controlling the chamber are instead demanding immediate...
  • US debt deal to affect world markets August 2, 2011

    The US House of Representatives passed the debt ceiling bill. The US Senate will now vote on the deal. ...
  • US House approves debtceiling deal August 2, 2011

    Washington: The House of Representatives on Monday approved a lastgasp 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 Republicancontrolled 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 12year illness,...
  • US midterm polls: Republicans ahead in the race November 3, 2010

    Washington: Disenchanted US voters swept Democrats from power in the House of Representatives and increased the ranks of Senate Republicans on Tuesday in an election rout that dealt a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama. Two years after Obama won the White House, voter anxiety about the economy and discontent...
  • 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 USmade 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...
  • US lawmakers approve landmark climate bill June 27, 2009

    Washington: The US House of Representatives narrowly approved a historic climate bill that for the first time would force US companies to limit greenhousegas emissions blamed for global warming. The 219212 vote marks a major victory for President Barack Obama, who has made global warming and clean energy legislation a top...
  • US House of Representatives passes bailout bill October 4, 2008

    Washington: The $700 billion financial bailout plan has got the green light from the House of Representatives. After originally rejecting Bush administration's bailout plan on Monday, the House of Representatives on Friday voted for the Senate's $850 billion revised version. ...
  • US lawmakers dither on bailout bill, Wall Street jittery October 3, 2008

    New york: European leaders are planning to meet on Saturday in France to discuss the global financial crisis. The Wall Street on Thursday registered another sharp drop as hopes faded for any type of bailout plan that might make a difference. Instead anger is growing on Wall Street as Washington lawmakers...
  • Will India be Npowered? US Senate to vote on Wednesday September 30, 2008

    Washington: The US Senate plans to take up and vote on the IndoUS 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 $700billion 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...
  • Last Lap: Nuke deal just needs US Senate nod September 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The IndoUS Nuclear Deal is now in its last lap after the US House of Representatives cleared it early on Sunday. The deal now needs to be cleared in the US Senate by a simple majority. The Senate majority leader has promised a vote this week in his chamber...
  • House of reps clears Ndeal, all eyes on US Senate now September 29, 2008

    Washington DC: The US House of Representatives cleared the muchdebated IndoUS 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...
  • Ndeal: PM welcomes move | India's Rice call September 28, 2008

    Washington: India welcomed the US House of Representatives' nod to the IndoUS nuclear deal, saying it was a matter of great satisfaction. National Security Advisor M K Narayanan, who is accompanying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Washington, expressed hope the Bill would be cleared in the Senate and will not...
  • House of Reps clears Ndeal | Hurdle 1 | Hurdle 2| More September 28, 2008

    Washington: The US House of Representatives early on Sunday India time passed the highly anticipated IndoUS Civil Nuclear Deal, ending a threedecade ban on US nuclear trade with India. The Nuclear Deal Bill passed the House by a margin of 298117, and the democrats hope to bring it to a vote...
  • Ndeal on track, Bush assures Manmohan Singh September 26, 2008

    Washington DC: Thursday began on a high note with US lawmakers sounding optimistic about a possible vote in the House of Representatives. But many were surprised when it was Democratic Congressman Howard Berman, one of the strongest critics of the deal, who introduced the IndiaUS nuclear legislation on the House floor....
  • Diwali set to become official in US March 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Its 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...
  • Ndeal awaits Senate's approval December 9, 2006

    New Delhi: In what is being considered as a big boost in the passage of the IndoUS nuclear deal, the US House of Representatives passed the Bill early on Saturday by a margin of 33059 votes. However, skeptics caution against early jubilation for the final Bill has to be discussed...