US Congress

US averts government shutdown one day ahead of deadline

With the clock ticking down to the 11:59 pm Friday deadline, the Senate voted by 69 to 28 to keep the lights on until February 18 with a resolution that had already advanced from the House.

published on : 3rd December 2021

US congressional delegation meets PM Modi

There was a warm and frank discussion on regional issues of mutual interests, including those related to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, PMO said.

published on : 13th November 2021

US Congress passes Joe Biden's USD 1.2 trillion infrastructure package

The $1.2 trillion transport and broadband internet upgrade -- one of the largest shopping sprees in US history that passed the Senate months ago -- was rubber-stamped by the House

published on : 6th November 2021

Former US congresswoman Barbara-Rose Collins dies at 82 after contracting COVID-19

Barbara-Rose Collins, a Democrat, was elected to the U.S. House in 1990 after eight years on the City Council. She was defeated for reelection to Congress in 1996 by Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.

published on : 5th November 2021

Washington's secret subway that has been used by lawmakers for more than a century

It has made headlines as the scene of a botched assassination bid, an impromptu off-Broadway stage and a hiding place for a president who disappeared from the Oval Office without telling anyone.

published on : 27th September 2021

US lawmakers' surprise Kabul trip prompts questions, condemnation

Rep.Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Rep.Peter Meijer, R-Mich., flew in on a charter aircraft and were on the ground at the Kabul airport for several hours Tuesday.

published on : 26th August 2021

US Congressional committee passes EAGLE Act to address challenges posed by China

The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement or EAGLE Act at its meeting.

published on : 16th July 2021

Bill to remove per country cap on Green Card introduced in US Congress, may benefit Indians

The Equal Access to green cards for Legal Employment Act 2021 needs to be passed by the Senate before it can be sent to the White House for the president to sign it into a law.

published on : 3rd June 2021

'CAA, religious overtone of COVID big concern': US report flags discrimination, violence against minorities in India

The report is an annual document submitted to the US Congress that documents major instances of the violation of religious freedom across the world.

published on : 14th May 2021

COVID-19: White House, US Congress urged to deploy all resources to save lives in India

India's unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases, which has surpassed all global records, needs immediate help from the western countries.

published on : 27th April 2021

‘India under Modi more likely to retaliate on Pakistan’: US intelligence report

It also says that tensions between the nucleararmed neighbours remain a concern for the world. Ties between the two countries saw a downward spiral after India abrogated Article 370.

published on : 15th April 2021

In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help President Donald Trump

Congressional investigations are legitimate only if there is legislation that might result from them, the lawsuits say in identical terms.

published on : 18th May 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before US Congress over data leak

The 33-year-old CEO has come to terms with the fact that he will have to testify before the Congress within a matter of weeks.

published on : 28th March 2018

Facebook to bring in changes to protect user data

Cambridge Analytica (CA) had created psychological profiles on 50 million Facebook users via a personality prediction app, created by a researcher named Aleksandr Kogan.

published on : 22nd March 2018

US government shutdowns that created an impact since 1995

The government has partially shut down three times in the past quarter-century — and far more often in decades past.

published on : 20th January 2018
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