Krishnamoorthi: First Hindu-American To Preside Over House of Representatives

Raja Krishnamoorthi presiding over the House of Representatives in Washington DC.


WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) this MONTH became the first Hindu-American to preside over the US House of Representatives, as he oversaw floor debate from the Speaker’s chair serving as speaker pro tempore.
a member fills the role of presiding officer of the House in the absence of the Speaker of the House.

“I am honored to become the first Hindu-American to have the honor of presiding over the House,” said Congressman Krishnamoorthi. “I’m humbled to have taken on this responsibility and recognize it was only possible through the work of those who came before me and the opportunities our country presents to all of us, regardless of race, religion, and background.”

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