Tulsi Gabbard and Ami Bera sworn in for second term

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and her Democratic congressional colleague Dr Ami Bera took the oath and have been sworn in for their second consecutive term in the US House of Representatives. Gabbard, the first ever Hindu lawmaker took her oath on the Gita, as she also did two years ago. She presented the copy of the Gita to PM Narendra Modi when she met him in New York last September. Bera, the only serving NRI in the current Congress, was elected as co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, the largest country-specific caucus in the House of Representatives. Bera is the third ever Indian origin American elected to the House of Representatives after Dalip Singh Thind and Bobby Jindal. He will continue serving on the House Committees of Foreign Affairs and Science, Space and Technology, and as a leader of the Problem Solvers Caucus, made up of members committed to bipartisanship Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists combined represent around two percent of American adults and one percent of Congress.