USINPAC’s ROLE IN TRUMP TRANSITION
USINPAC has taken a lead role in helping the Transition Team obtain qualified individuals to be considered for appointments within the new Administration. If you or someone within your network wants to apply please send your resume to us from the link we’ve provided on this page. We’re also involved in terms of developing relationships with the Trump Transition officials. To date we’ve had two events with the Transition Team and planning additional ones including an Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017.
INDIAN AMERICANS IN THE UPCOMING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION:
As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, many Indian Americans could possibly be a part of Trump’s administration. There are already several leading Indian Americans that have found a place in the new Trump administration. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was nominated as the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley commands much respect among Republicans and her confirmation is expected to be smooth. Health policy consultant Seema Verma, favored by Vice President-elect has been nominated to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Real estate businessman Sandeep Mathrani and first Hindu American Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii have both been screened separately by President-elect Trump with some possibility of joining the new administration.
President-elect Donald Trump announces Sean Spicer as White House press secretary, Jason Miller as communications director and David Shulkin, the top health official in the Department of Veterans Affairs to be VA secretary. President-elect Donald Trump designated former Senator Dan Coats of Indiana to serve as director of national intelligence.
At a luncheon shortly after President Trump’s swearing-in at the Capitol Hill, Senators voted to approve the nomination of James Mattis to be defense secretary and John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
USINPAC commends outreach by the Trump Administration on appointing Indian American Raj Shah as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communication Director and Research Director. In one of the first official initiatives, President Trump picked Indian American Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Uttam Dhillon as his special assistant and associate counsel.
USINPAC activities with Trump Transition Team Officials are undertaken with the primary aim of engaging leaders in critical and enlightening forums that can transform the trade and political relations among the Indian American community.
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