In a display of bipartisan unity, Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Republic of India to address a Joint Meeting of Congress on June 22, 2023.

In a letter addressed to Modi, the bipartisan leadership highlights the growing partnership between the United States and India based on shared values and a commitment to global peace and prosperity.

The letter references Prime Minister Modi’s historic address to a Joint Meeting of Congress seven years ago, emphasizing the lasting impact it had on deepening the friendship between the two countries.

Quoting the Prime Minister’s earlier speech, the leaders reaffirmed their belief that the relationship between the United States and India is poised for a momentous future, with the constraints of the past giving way to firm foundations for the future.

The complete text of the letter is provided below

Dear Mr. Prime Minister: 

On behalf of the bipartisan leadership of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, it is our honor to invite you to address a Joint Meeting of Congress on Thursday, June 22, 2023. 

Based on our shared values and commitment to global peace and prosperity, the partnership between our two countries continues to grow. During your address, you will have the opportunity to share your vision for India’s future and speak to the global challenges our countries both face. 

Your historic address to a Joint Meeting of Congress seven years ago left a lasting impact and greatly deepened the friendship between the United States and India. As you said in that address: “Our relationship is primed for a momentous future. The constraints of the past are behind us and foundations of the future are firmly in place.” We look forward to paving the way for greater collaboration between our countries in the years to come. 

Once again, we would be honored to have you join us for a Joint Meeting of Congress to celebrate the enduring friendship between the United States and India. We look forward to continuing to work together to build a brighter future for our countries and for the world.


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