Forming roughly 2 percent of the American population, five of them in the House of Representatives, nearly 50 in state legislatures, two in the presidential race and one occupying the Vice President’s office (and therefore the Senate presidency) — Indian-Americans and their vote have assumed an unprecedented significance in the US political spectrum.
Indian American Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and Democratic congressman Ro Khanna are set to square off on November 1 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.
Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna, who is leading a delegation to India on Independence Day, has been honored with a Democracy Award for outstanding achievement for the category of Life in Congress – Workplace Environment. The category highlights offices that have established both formal policies and informal cultures that enhance the work-life fit and professional development of their staff.
Two prominent Indian American lawmakers, Ro Khanna and Shri Thanedar will travel to India with a bipartisan congressional delegation and attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Red Fort address on India’s Independence Day on August 15.
Two prominent Indian American Democratic Party Congressmen — Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi — have come out in support of Vivek Ramaswamy, who is seeking the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, after a televangelist targeted his Hindu faith in a recent sermon asking citizens not to vote for him.