50 years old Kamala Harris whose mother was from India and father from Jamaica was sworn in as the Senator from California by outgoing VP Joe Biden. She is the first NRI to ever have served in the Senate. She was accompanied by her husband Doug Emhoff, sister Maya Harris and others from the family.
Kamala Harris who held the position, shortly after, said she was honoured and humbled to serve the people of California. ‘Let’s get to work”
Shortly after, the community moved to the House Chambers wherein four NRIs were sworn in as members Including Congressman Ami Bera who has been re-elected for the third consecutive term.
Young, dynamic Ro Khanna, 40, represented the Silicon Valley, and was sworn in on a bicentennial edition of the Constitution.