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Pallone Congratulates India on 70 Years of Independence

August 15, 2016
Press Release

Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D NJ-06) issued a statement in celebration of India’s 70th Independence Day Anniversary. 

“I want to congratulate the people of India, the world’s largest democracy, as they celebrate 70 years of independence. India is a dynamic and important U.S. ally, an influential leader on the international stage, and an important player in the world economy,” said Pallone. “As a representative of one of the largest Indian-American constituencies in the United States, and co-founder and former chairman of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Issues, I strongly support strengthening the U.S.-India partnership. I look forward to our continued work together on global strategic, economic, and environmental issues.”

Earlier this year, Pallone introduced H.Res.786, a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that India should have a permanent seat on the United Nation's Security Council. The resolution would put the U.S. House of Representatives officially on record in support of India's bid.

Pallone also served on the Congressional escort committee for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint session of Congress in June.