H.Res. 890: Welcoming the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh, to the United States

H.Res. 890

Welcoming the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh, to the United States

Sponsor
Rep. Jim McDermott

Date
November 18, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

The House is scheduled to consider H.Res. 890 under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.Res. 890 was introduced on November 4, 2009, by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA).

Bill Summary

H.Res. 890 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

•  "Commends the maturating of the relationship between the United States and the Republic of India, exemplified by the current official visit of the Prime Minister of India, His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh;

•  "Looks forward to continuing progress in the relationship between the United States and India; and

•  "Welcomes Prime Minister Singh to the United States."

 

Background

Indian Prime Minister Singh has accepted an invitation by the United States to make an official visit to Washington, DC, and will be the honoree of President Obama's first State Dinner. India achieved its independence from the British Empire on August 15, 1947, and has since maintained a democratic system of government. On April 16 to May 13 of this year, India conducted the world's largest democratic election, which returned Prime Minister Singh to power. India's relationship with the U.S. encompasses cooperation on matters relating to international security, world trade, technology, science, and health.