WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) released the following statement ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Washington, DC:

“The friendship between the United States and India is rooted in democratic principles, and is critical to our shared economic, defense, and security interests. This week’s visit represents a step forward in US-India relations, and I welcome Prime Minister Modi to Washington and look forward to his address to the joint session of Congress,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick. “We must continue to grow our partnership and stand together to combat adversaries, including the Chinese Communist Party.”