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H.Con.Res. 352 (ih) Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding manipulation of the mass [Introduced in House] ...
108th CONGRESS 2d Session 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 world. 108th CONGRESS 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 country; 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 talent; Whereas the United States is India's largest trading partner and a major source of foreign direct investment and foreign institutional investment in India; 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 services; 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 Congress-- (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. Attest: Clerk.
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