US Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations and a member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, issued the following statement on the surge of coronavirus cases in India.
“My heart aches over the situation in India and I am deeply saddened by the loss of life as the country battles the surge in COVID-19 cases. I am praying for the people of India, especially those who have lost loved ones, and I am keeping them in my thoughts during this very difficult and challenging time.
It is critical for the United States to provide assistance to our friend and ally, and I support our nation’s efforts to do so. The US and India share an unbreakable bond and we must be there for them in their urgent time of need. My office stands ready to assist constituents with family in India in any way we can.”