Seema Verma, who was confirmed by the US Senate on a vote of 55-43, will play a key role in the Trump administration's bid to repeal and replace Obamacare and head the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, which provides health services to 130 million people. IMAGE: Seema Verma signs the affidavit of appointment during her swearing-in ceremony, officiated by US Vice President Mike Pence, left, as her family -- from right, husband Sanjay, daughter Maya and son Shaan look on. Photograph: ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The following is the full text of US President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of the Congress on February 28, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House press office. TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are remindedof our nation’s path toward civil rights ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Nikki Haley was on Wednesday sworn-in as America’s ambassador to the United Nations, scripting history to become the first from the influential Indian-American community to serve on a Cabinet rank position in any United States presidential administration. The 45-year-old former South Carolina Governor Haley was sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence. Haley, a rising Republican star, was approved overwhelmingly by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday with wide bipartisan ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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