Rep. Krishnamoorthi applauds passage of resolution to support India’s COVID-19 response

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Pictorial representation of legislation initiated by Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., NOVID Act in June 2021. Photo: Facebook @CongressmanRaja

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, who co-sponsored House Resolution  ( H.Res.402)  applauded its passage June 29, 2021. The Resolution recognizes the devastating impact of COVID-19 in India and urges the Biden Administration to send critical medical supplies to India.

Krishnamoorthi has also introduced the bicameral Nullifying Opportunities for Variants to Infect and Decimate (NOVID) Act to expand the U.S. global vaccination efforts. The NOVID Act is aimed at expanding manufacturing capacity to produce 8 billion vaccine doses, immunize 60% of the populations in the 92 COVAX countries including India, and establish a global disease surveillance network to protect against future pandemics.

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, posing for photo on Capitol Hill. Photo:courtesy Facebook @CongressmanRaja

“This vote shows that support for global vaccination, and for India, is an overwhelmingly bipartisan sentiment in the United States House of Representatives,” Krishnamoorthi is quoted saying in a press release after the passage of H.Res.402.

He also pointed to the NOVID Act meant to ensure that vaccinations make it into people’s arms across the globe.

“This will end the pandemic faster and protect the tremendous progress that the United States has made by limiting the change of a dangerous COVID-19 mutation developing overseas. This is a global pandemic that requires a global response,” Krishnamoorthi said.

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