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Raja Krishnamoorthi


Raja Krishnamoorthi is an Indian American businessman, public servant, and politician from the state of Illinois who is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district. He was born on 19th July 1973 in a Tamil – Hindu family in New Delhi India and later the family moved to Buffalo, New York. Krishnamoorthi did Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Princeton University and later he earned Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Harvard Law School.

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Farmers protests: Tensions running high among Indian diaspora as India, US governments condemn destruction of Gandhi statue in US

The ongoing farmers' protests in India have seen an escalation in the past few days, with international celebrities and Indian diaspora...


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

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


Indian-American lawmaker says 'US stands with India' with respects to China

Influential Indian-American lawmaker Raja Krishnamoorthi has expressed concern over reports of China's continuing construction activities...


All four Indian-origin Democrat lawmakers retain their seats in US House of Representatives

All the four Indian-American Democrat lawmakers — Dr Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Ro Khanna, and Raja Krishnamoorthi — have been...


Record number of Indian-Americans running for US Congress

A record number of 20 Indian-Americans are running for US Congressional elections this year. Collectively, they have raised more than...


Raja Krishnamoorthi introduces resolution recognizing Diwali in the House of Representatives

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives recognizing the religious and...


Indian-origin lawmakers in US celebrate Diwali; greet Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists

Top US lawmakers, including Indian-Americans, have greeted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains on the occasion of Diwali and said that the...


Indian-American Congressman gets leadership position in Democratic party’s task force on economy

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi today has been appointed to a leadership position in the Democratic party’s new task force...


Indian-American lawmakers criticize Trump’s transgender military ban

Prominent Indian-American lawmakers have criticised US President Donald Trump after he signed a memo instructing the Defence Department to...


Indian-American leaders condemn Trump’s Charlottesville remarks, call it “disgrace”

Indian-Americans have condemned US President Donald Trump's remarks blaming "both sides" for the Charlottesville violence and termed his...


"Don't blame H1B visa for unemplyment in the US" Raja Krishnamoorthi on USINPAC's diaspora dialogues

The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) hosted an interactive Community Dialogue series on May 26 with Congressman Raja...


Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi seeks action to combat hate crimes

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has urged Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to use his complete authority in combating...


Indian-American Congressman asks US to end bigotry, take decisive steps

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has asked the US administration to take ‘decisive steps’ to end bigotry and hate crimes...


Hate crimes: NRI parents in Hyderabad to protest against Trump on March 9

Amid the series of recent hate crimes in the US, NRI parents of Non-Resident Indians (NRI) in the US are panicking over a fear of racial...


US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi calls Kansas attack an assault on sense of security

Raja Krishnamoorthi, the US representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district, has called the Kansas attack an assault on the sense...


Hi-5 for Indian-Americans' big move into US politics

Indian origin Americans have the largest numbers of population in the US elections now, and the community has found its first Senator in...


The Indians Are Coming: Sub-continental politicos are aiming higher in America

USA News: Four Indian Americans will be or, would have closely contested to be, in the US Congress political race.