USA-Meet the Indian-origin lawmakers
Indian-origin US lawmakers Pramila Jayapal and Raja Krishnamoorthi have been named to key congressional committees on budget and the Covid-19 pandemic by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
They are called the ‘samosa caucus’. The term was coined by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, referrng to himself as well as three others – Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal and Ro Khanna. All four are Democrats, and they once counted Harris, who was a Senator, among their ranks.
Jayapal, the US Representative for Washington’s 7th congressional district since 2017, has been named a member of the House Budget Committee that plays a key role in passage of the budget. Congressman John Yarmuth has been named to chair the House Budget Committee.
The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis was established to provide oversight of the federal COVID-19 pandemic response