US Congressmen: According to a media release on Tuesday, the caucus, first formed during the 115th Congress, is still crucial in creating a link between the Hindu-American community and decision-makers.
To defend the rights of this religious minority and bring up their concerns in the US Congress, Republican lawmakers Pete Sessions and Elise Stefanim announced on Tuesday the creation of the Congressional Hindu Caucus.
According to a media release on Tuesday, the caucus, which was first formed during the 115th Congress, is still playing a crucial role in creating a link between the Hindu-American community and decision-makers. – US Congressmen
The establishment of the Congressional Hindu Caucus is a big step toward acknowledging and elevating the Hindu-American community’s voice in our country’s capital. We are dedicated to attending to their grievances, honoring their accomplishments, and guaranteeing that their viewpoints are acknowledged at the highest echelons of the government, stated Sessions.
Under the direction of Congressman Sessions and Chairwoman Stefanik, the Congressional Hindu Caucus aims to represent the values that are important to the Hindu-American community, according to the statement.
Representing Hindus from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, the Caucus embodies a heterogeneous coalition.
According to the statement, it also comprises adherents of other religions with Indian ancestry, including Buddhism, Jains, and Sikhs.
The lawmakers claim that the Congressional Hindu Caucus supports fiscal restraint, free enterprise, limited government, strong family values, and a courageous foreign policy posture against authoritarian regimes.
This proactive approach not only increases the influence of Hindu Americans in Washington, D.C. but also strengthens their presence there and helps shape a more diverse and representative country.
The Caucus includes members such as Congressman Andy Biggs and Chairwoman Stefanik, among others, according to the statement.