Desis in U.S Congress! Indian-American Fab Five formally enter US Congress on Tuesday

Hindustan Times featured “Indian-American Fab Five formally enter US Congress on Tuesday” On Tuesday, members of the 115th U.S. Congress were sworn in, and that five Indian Americans: Senator Kamala Harris, and Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna, and Ami Bera. All five are Democrats in a Republican majority Congress.

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Image credit: theaerogram.com

Jayapal spoke of the significance of her win in broader terms, as reported by The Hindu:

“This country belongs to all of us. My victory has inspired confidence in many young women and I hope a whole new generation of political people rises among us.”

The Economic Times reported Krishnamoorthi’s comments at the event, remarks which also spoke to those hoping to enter politics:

“For all of those in the audience tonight who are thinking about running for office, there is no better time than now. You have role models, we have play book. It’s time to get started.”

The popular Desi blog theaerogram.com has a detailed profile of “each of the Fab Five, and for images from their first moments as new members of Congress.”

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