In a surge of support during the time of crisis in India, US lawmakers applauded President Joe Biden for all the help he was giving to save lives of people suffering from COVID-19 and urged him to do more .
“The United States maintains a moral obligation to assist our ally India as it faces the severe challenges posed by COVID-19. We must take all necessary steps to ensure that the Indian people receive assistance and the assistance it needs to come out of this crisis, “Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Tuesday.
“My heart goes out to the people of India and neighboring countries as they wage an uphill battle against COVID. I am happy that the White House is providing these vital vaccines, but we will need a strong and coordinated global response in the days to come, ”said Congresswoman Carolyn Boudreaux.
Congressman Michael Waltz Press said India was a key ally in America’s global competition with China. “Its strength is important for stability in Asia and the United States. We must do what we can to help them curb their new wave of COVID cases,” he added.
Congressman Bill Foster has said that if America continues to make progress in the fight against this pandemic, the plight in India cannot be ignored.
Several other US lawmakers have also spoken out in support of India as its people battle one of the most serious challenges to its public health system.
“I am happy to see President Biden take action to help the Indian people as they suffer a devastating wave of COVID19. It will save lives and bring relief to millions of worried Indian Americans. for the health and safety of their loved ones in India, ”said Congressman Steven Horsford.
The United States and India have both suffered tremendously from COVID-19, and countries will crush this virus together, he added.
Congressman Joe Morell said the United States has a moral obligation to help its global partners fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I stand with President Biden, the Congressional India Caucus and our local Native American community in supporting increased aid to India during their time of need,” he said.
Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also spoke in favor of India.
“The pursuit of vaccine equity does not just improve our economic and health security – it is a moral imperative. As a bastion of innovation and champion of marginalized people around the world, States- United must lead efforts to ensure access to immunization to EVERYBODY and abroad, ”Mr. Menendez tweeted.
Indo-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said he was happy the United States was sending its supply of AstraZeneca to India and other countries in need, as he had urged earlier. .
“This is the compassionate and smarter choice because it only takes one of the many variants of COVID-19 in India to derail the progress of the United States,” he said.
MP Barbara Lee, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Domestic and Foreign Operations, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, hailed Biden’s plan to distribute $ 60 million. doses of AstraZeneca to countries in need in the coming months.
The White House on Tuesday welcomed Gilead’s decision to expand the availability of remdesivir, a key therapeutic drug used in the treatment of patients with COVID-19, in India.
“We welcome the generosity of the private sector to support the Indian people. Ending the pandemic will require partnerships with governments, industry, citizens, non-governmental organizations and multilateral institutions,” the National Council tweeted. security guard of the White House.
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