Gautam Raghavan, who served in the Obama White House and at the Department of Defense, was announced as chief of staff for Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, the sole Indian American woman in the House. Raghavan noted that his family has known the Jayapal family for more than 60 years. “When the role came open, it was fairly easy for me to say: `yes, I want to be considered.`”Raghavan replaces Jayapal`s former chief of staff, Carmen Gallus Frias. Jayapal has emerged as a national voice on immigration, said Raghavan. Last week, the congresswoman, who will begin her second term in office, went to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Ysidro, at the U.S.-Mexico border in California, to help asylum seekers.Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, the lone Indian American in the Senate, and Jayapal announced that they were jointly introducing the first-ever federal National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, to protect two million people – mostly women of color – who serve in such occupations. “Domestic workers are the invisible thread that hold together our society,” tweeted Jayapal.