US House of Representatives Joe Crowley (NY-14) and Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, held a briefing with State Department Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. and U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell on the future of U.S.-India relations. The briefing was attended by 12 members of the Caucus as well as senior-level staff.
"As India plays an increasingly important role on the global stage, U.S.-India relations have never been more relevant," said Crowley in a statement. "Today's briefing provided invaluable insight to members of the India Caucus and I thank Assistant Secretary Blake and Ambassador Powell for taking the time to meet with us."
"Today's briefing confirmed that there are vast opportunities that our strong U.S.-India partnership will provide for the common priorities of our two countries. I'm glad we have these open lines of communication that will help to make our relationship effective and work to keep our commitment to trade and investment, global security and democracy," said Roskam, in a statement.
In January, Crowley and Roskam were named co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans for the 113th Congress. A bi-partisan group formed in 1993, the Caucus is an influential voice on issues pertaining torelations between the U.S. and India, as well as the growing Indian-American community in the U.S. (Global India Newswire/AmericanBazaarOnline.com)