Indian Premier Touts Growing US Ties in Speech to Congress
Urges lawmakers to support new world order

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a joint meeting of Congress as Speaker Paul D. Ryan, right, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. look on. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday during which he pitched his country, the world’s largest democracy, as a special partner for the United States, the world’s oldest democracy.  

Modi's speech largely glossed over areas of discord between the two countries, which include, on the U.S. side, frustration with the lack of significant progress by the prime minister in advancing the game-changing economic reforms he campaigned on more than two years ago.  

Office Space: Joe Wilson's South Carolina Archive

Wilson poses earlier this month on the House steps with students from Ridge View High School in Columbia, S.C. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., recalls his first trip to Washington, D.C., while finding time to show off his array of plaques, pictures and mementos.