Indian-origin lawmakers Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi named to key congressional committees

Photos courtesy: Twitter/@RepJayapal and Twitter/@CongressmanRaja
Photos courtesy: Twitter/@RepJayapal and Twitter/@CongressmanRaja

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named two Indian-origin lawmakers – Pramila Jayapal and Raja Krishnamoorthi – to key congressional committees on budget and the Covid-19 pandemic.

55-year-old Jayapal has been named to the budget committee while Krishnamoorthi has been appointed to a key congressional committee on the coronavirus crisis.

Jayapal is part of the House Budget Committee which plays a key role in the passage of the budget. The US Representative for Washington’s 7th congressional district since 2017 is also the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the US House of Representatives. 

Krishnamoorthi, the US Representative for Illinois’ 8th congressional district since 2017, has been named in the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which was established to oversee the federal COVID-19 response.