Vice Chair Crowley Statement on Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Address to Congress

June 8, 2016
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus and a former chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, released the statement below following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a Joint Session of Congress:


“As the world’s oldest democracy welcomed the leader of the world’s largest democracy, I was pleased to hear from Prime Minister Modi on his vision for the next chapter in U.S.-India relations. The U.S.-India relationship – rooted in shared democratic values and strong people-to-people ties – is one of the world’s most rapidly growing partnerships. ‎I believe that a strong U.S.-India relationship should and will serve as a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy in decades ahead. Working together, the U.S. and India can be a transformational force in meeting global challenges, such as Climate Change, fighting terrorism, and ensuring regional stability.  We are also faced with a unique opportunity to further strengthen our partnership in a way that benefits both our nations by deepening our technological, security, educational, and economic ties. I look forward to continuing my efforts to help bolster U.S.-India relations, as well as continuing my work with the vibrant Indian-American community in New York and across the country.”