In my capacity as a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I just returned from India, Poland and Lithuania. I was accompanied by Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Texas and Republican Congressman Luke Messer of Indiana. (I’ve known Congressman Doggett for nearly 20 years as we were both first elected in 1994.)
India is the world’s largest democracy, has four times the population of the United States, and is expected to pass China as the world’s most populous nation in the not too distant future. This is a particularly significant time in U.S.