Washington. Indian American lawmakers from the ‘Samosa Caucus’ have welcomed Thanedar’s inclusion in an elite group of Democratic Party leaders in the US House of Representatives. Thanedar is the fifth Indian-American elected to the US House of Representatives in November last year. He is an entrepreneur turned leader. Thanedar’s victory follows the re-election of four Indian-American Democratic lawmakers to the US House of Representatives – Dr. Amy Bera, Pramila Jaipal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamurthy.
The ‘Samosa Caucus’ is an informal group of Indian-American lawmakers who are either part of the House of Representatives or the Senate. The term was coined by Congressman Raja Krishnamurthy to highlight the growing number of “homegrown” lawmakers in the US Congress. Congressman Bera said, “When I took office in 2013, I was the only Indian American member of Congress and the third in history. From that day forward, I was determined to increase our representation in Congress.
“I have had wonderful allies over the past decade – Indian Americans – Jaipal, Khanna and Krishnamurthy, and I am proud of them for that. With the formation of the 118th Congress, our organization has expanded as police officers have joined.” MP Jaipal said, “While we have the most diverse Congress ever, I realize how important it is to have representation for every community and culture across the country. It matters.
I am a proud citizen, the first South American woman elected to the House of Representatives.” Thanedar said, “As a new member of Congress and a new member of an illustrious group of Indian-American lawmakers, I look forward to working for the American people.” “I look forward to joining Bera, Jaipal, Khanna and Krishnamurthy in expanding our historic representation in Congress and inspiring generations to come,” he added.
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