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                            H. CON. RES. 352


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Recognizing the contributions of people of Indian origin to the United 
    States and the benefits of working together with India towards 
  promoting peace, prosperity, and freedom among all countries of the 
  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 352


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Whereas India is the largest democratic country in the world and enjoys a close 
        and mutual friendship with the United States based on common values and 
        common interests;
Whereas people of Indian origin who have for decades immigrated to the United 
        States have made extraordinary contributions to the United States, 
        helping to make the United States a more efficient and prosperous 
Whereas these contributions have spanned disciplines ranging from science, 
        technology, business development, and public service, to social justice, 
        philanthropy, literature, and the arts;
Whereas generations of doctors and nurses of Indian origin have attended to the 
        sick in large cities as well as in rural regions of the United States 
        that are otherwise underserved;
Whereas people of Indian origin have designed defense systems that protect 
        United States naval ships while at sea, and have contributed to 
        engineering, designing, and participating in the United States space 
        shuttle program, at great personal sacrifice;
Whereas people of Indian origin have invented many of the technologies that 
        power the computer and the internet, have created and directed 
        laboratories that produced significant breakthroughs in modern medicine, 
        and have taught at, and are leaders of, many United States institutions 
        of higher learning;
Whereas people of Indian origin have made invaluable contributions to the 
        vitality and viability of the United States economy through creative 
        entrepreneurship and leadership in both large and small businesses;
Whereas people of Indian origin have shared and integrated their rich culture 
        into the fabric of American daily life;
Whereas trade with India integrates a democratic country of more than one 
        billion people into the flow of commerce, offering the United States a 
        large and rapidly growing market and unlocking vast reservoirs of 
Whereas the United States is India's largest trading partner and a major source 
        of foreign direct investment and foreign institutional investment in 
Whereas United States exports to India are growing at 25 percent, making India 
        one of the fastest growing foreign markets for United States goods and 
Whereas India's industrial tariffs have fallen from 150 percent in 1988 to a 
        peak rate of 20 percent today;
Whereas United States exports to India will accelerate as India continues 
        reducing tariffs and instituting liberalization measures in its trade 
        and investment regime, thereby expanding the trade relationship of the 
        two countries and bringing mutual benefits;
Whereas India has been a key partner in the war against terrorism;
Whereas India and the United States have agreed to increase cooperation in the 
        areas of nuclear activities, civilian space programs, high-technology 
        trade, and missile defense;
Whereas multi-faceted cooperation between India and the United States will 
        strengthen the bonds of friendship and commerce between the two 
        countries, lead to the peaceful use of space technology, and increase 
        global stability and security; and
Whereas United States efforts, whether in combating global HIV/AIDS, pursuing 
        nuclear non-proliferation, promoting democracy, enhancing stability of 
        the world economy, eliminating poverty, fighting terrorism, and 
        expanding and strengthening global trade, will be more effective and 
        successful with India as a strategic partner: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That 
            (1) honors the contributions of people of Indian origin to the 
        United States, and
            (2) is committed to working together with India towards promoting 
        peace, prosperity, and freedom among all countries of the world.

            Passed the House of Representatives May 12, 2004.



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