~ Coincides with Prime Minister Modi’s visit to White House ~
Sep 19 2014
WASHINGTON – A resolution introduced by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and John Cornyn (R-TX) that designates Sept. 30, 2014 as U.S.-India Partnership Day passed the Senate yesterday on a unanimous vote. U.S.-India Partnership Day coincides with Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the White House, highlighting the bilateral commitment to furthering the U.S.-India relationship. Sens. Warner and Cornyn serve as co-chairs of the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan India Caucus.
The resolution emphasizes the mutual benefits of a thriving U.S-India partnership, stressing the importance of increasing collaboration in order to promote stability, democracy, and economic prosperity in the 21st century.
“I am proud to sponsor this resolution celebrating the partnership between the U.S. and India. We have already seen progress in the relationship in the first 100 days of Prime Minister Modi’s administration, and I believe there is an opportunity to continue making progress that will benefit both of our countries,” said Sen. Warner, who published a “First 100-Days” plan that outlined twelve recommendations for action, seven of which have already been adopted by both governments. “From energy, to defense, to counterterrorism, to trade, the United States and India have many overlapping national interests. As our trade relationship continues to grow, increasing export opportunities to India will create more jobs for Americans back here at home.”
“As the world’s two largest democracies, the U.S.-India relationship remains one of the most important partnerships in the world. We warmly welcome Prime Minister Modi to the United States and are hopeful we can work together to grow our relationship and identify areas we can strengthen in the years to come. As the co-founder and co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, I look forward to continuing to help the U.S.-India partnership reach its full potential,” said Sen. Cornyn.
The resolution is available here.
~ Looks forward to Prime Minister Modi’s visit to U.S. ~
Sep 12 2014
Statement of Senator Warner on the President's Speech to the Nation on the Threat Posed by the Islamic State
Sep 10 2014
"I support the effort to degrade and defeat the terrorist organization ISIL, which poses a clear threat to U.S. interests. The Administration should continue to keep the American people informed, and consult regularly with their elected representatives in Congress. It is appropriate for America to be involved in this coalition effort with other nations in the civilized world, and this coalition should also include Arab and Muslim nations. As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I look forward to reviewing more details of the President's strategy. Our thoughts and prayers are with our servicemen and women in harm's way."