Jackson Lee Lauds House India-Pakistan Peace Resolution

Washington, DC: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, founding co-chair of the Congressional Pakistan Caucus and a member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans has commended the House International Relations Committee for passing H. Res. 272 the India-Pakistan Peace Resolution. Congresswoman Jackson Lee is the lead sponsor of the India-Pakistan Peace Resolution, which congratulates India and Pakistan on taking monumental steps toward achieving a comprehensive peace agreement.
The International Relations Committee passed the resolution by unanimous consent during a morning Committee Markup. "I want to thank the Members of the House International Relations Committee, especially Chairman Hyde and Ranking Member Lantos for supporting this effort to recognize the ongoing peace process between India and Pakistan. The steps taken by Prime Minister Singh and President Musharraf are indeed monumental in the history between these two great nations. Both leaders recognize that peace cannot be achieved in a day, but by building social and political ties to each other, a final peace cannot be deterred," said Congresswoman Jackson Lee.
The India-Pakistan Peace Resolution has received broad bipartisan support in Congress and is a truly balanced resolution that acknowledges the admirable efforts both India and Pakistan have made recently.


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