Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is composed of 75 Members of Congress dedicated to advancing the needs of the AAPI community.

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is composed of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently Chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.

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We're so glad that President Biden signed legislation to make #Juneteenth a national holiday! As we celebrate the freedo...
06/19/2021

We're so glad that President Biden signed legislation to make #Juneteenth a national holiday! As we celebrate the freedom of African Americans, we must also recommit ourselves to addressing systemic racism and fighting racial injustice and inequality in our society.

We're so glad that President Biden signed legislation to make #Juneteenth a national holiday! As we celebrate the freedom of African Americans, we must also recommit ourselves to addressing systemic racism and fighting racial injustice and inequality in our society.

Today is the 9th anniversary of the #DACA program. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, over 200,000 Dreamers, including thou...
06/15/2021

Today is the 9th anniversary of the #DACA program. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, over 200,000 Dreamers, including thousands of AAPIs, were frontline workers. They protected our communities, now we must protect them. The Senate must pass the American Dream and Promise Act now! #HomeIsHere #DACADay

Read CAPAC Chair Judy Chu's full statement ⬇

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-observes-9th-anniversary-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-program

Today is the 9th anniversary of the #DACA program. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, over 200,000 Dreamers, including thousands of AAPIs, were frontline workers. They protected our communities, now we must protect them. The Senate must pass the American Dream and Promise Act now! #HomeIsHere #DACADay

Read CAPAC Chair Judy Chu's full statement ⬇

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-observes-9th-anniversary-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-program

Congratulations to Lina Khan on being confirmed by the Senate today to serve on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and b...
06/15/2021
Biden Names Lina Khan, a Big-Tech Critic, as F.T.C. Chair

Congratulations to Lina Khan on being confirmed by the Senate today to serve on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and being appointed by President Biden to Chair this important commission!

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-statement-confirmation-lina-khan-federal-trade-commission

Ms. Khan, who first attracted notice as a critic of Amazon, was confirmed by the Senate as a commissioner on the agency on Tuesday.

Thank you President Joe Biden for signing an Executive Order today to establish the White House Initiative on Asian Amer...
05/29/2021
FACT SHEET: President Biden Establishes the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders | The White House

Thank you President Joe Biden for signing an Executive Order today to establish the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders! What a great way to close out #APAHM!

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-applauds-biden-establishing-white-house-initiative-asian-americans-native

Today, President Biden will sign an Executive Order establishing the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders,

George Floyd and countless others should be alive today. CAPAC stands with our Black and Brown sisters and brothers in d...
05/26/2021

George Floyd and countless others should be alive today. CAPAC stands with our Black and Brown sisters and brothers in demanding change to curb police violence and ensure accountability. The Senate must pass the #GeorgeFloydJusticeInPolicingAct NOW!

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-statement-one-year-anniversary-george-floyd%E2%80%99s-murder

George Floyd and countless others should be alive today. CAPAC stands with our Black and Brown sisters and brothers in demanding change to curb police violence and ensure accountability. The Senate must pass the #GeorgeFloydJusticeInPolicingAct NOW!

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-statement-one-year-anniversary-george-floyd%E2%80%99s-murder

The role of CAPAC is to fight for the strongest legislation and the maximum level of resources possible to help the #AAP...
05/25/2021

The role of CAPAC is to fight for the strongest legislation and the maximum level of resources possible to help the #AAPI community thrive.

Join us on Wednesday, May 26 at 4:00pm ET as we discuss the enactment of our COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and our continued efforts in Congress to address COVID-19 disparities and #StopAsianHate.

Judy Chu Grace Meng Congressman Mark Takano Rep. Ted Lieu Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council #APAHM #AAPIHM

The role of CAPAC is to fight for the strongest legislation and the maximum level of resources possible to help the #AAPI community thrive.

Join us on Wednesday, May 26 at 4:00pm ET as we discuss the enactment of our COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and our continued efforts in Congress to address COVID-19 disparities and #StopAsianHate.

Judy Chu Grace Meng Congressman Mark Takano Rep. Ted Lieu Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council #APAHM #AAPIHM

When prejudice becomes policy, then simply being Chinese makes you a suspect. This is why CAPAC has warned against Cold ...
05/24/2021
Commerce Department security unit evolved into counterintelligence-like operation, Washington Post examination found

When prejudice becomes policy, then simply being Chinese makes you a suspect. This is why CAPAC has warned against Cold War rhetoric and overly broad assumptions that can ruin people's lives. Reports of federal employees being monitored because of their race is deeply disturbing and has no place in our federal government.

The obscure Investigations and Threat Management Service (ITMS) used tactics, including broad keyword searches on employee emails and scouring Americans’ social media for criticism of the census, to gather information on hundreds of people inside and outside the department, documents and interview...

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a chance to celebrate our diversity & the many ways AAPIs contribute to our cou...
05/21/2021
Sacramento poet Alexandra Huynh named National Youth Poet Laureate

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a chance to celebrate our diversity & the many ways AAPIs contribute to our country. There's no better example than Alexandra Huynh. At 18-yrs-old, this 2nd-gen Vietnamese American was named the 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate. Congratulations Alexandra!!!

Alexandra Huynh, 18, is a second-generation Vietnamese American from Sacramento who sees poetry both as a means to self-expression and social justice. She plans to study engineering at Stanford.

Thank you President Joe Biden for signing Rep. Grace Meng and Senator Mazie K. Hirono's COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into la...
05/21/2021

Thank you President Joe Biden for signing Rep. Grace Meng and Senator Mazie K. Hirono's COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law today! Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CAPAC has been fighting to address the alarming surge in anti-Asian racism and hate targeting our communities. Today was a historic day and we look forward to our continued work together to #StopAsianHate and build a brighter future for all Americans.

The shootings at 3 Asian-owned spas in Georgia shocked our nation awake to the violence Asian Americans have been facing...
05/19/2021

The shootings at 3 Asian-owned spas in Georgia shocked our nation awake to the violence Asian Americans have been facing throughout the pandemic. Today, the House passed Judy Chu's resolution to remember these victims & call for more action to #EndGunViolence & #StopAsianHate

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/reps-chu-bourdeaux-mcbath-williams-and-capac-members-applaud-passage-resolution

The shootings at 3 Asian-owned spas in Georgia shocked our nation awake to the violence Asian Americans have been facing throughout the pandemic. Today, the House passed Judy Chu's resolution to remember these victims & call for more action to #EndGunViolence & #StopAsianHate

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/reps-chu-bourdeaux-mcbath-williams-and-capac-members-applaud-passage-resolution

🚨BREAKING🚨 The House just passed Rep. Grace Meng and Senator Mazie K. Hirono's COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a bipartisan ...
05/18/2021

🚨BREAKING🚨 The House just passed Rep. Grace Meng and Senator Mazie K. Hirono's COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a bipartisan vote of 364-62! We look forward to sending this to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. ##StopAsianHate #APAHM

🚨BREAKING🚨 The House just passed Rep. Grace Meng and Senator Mazie K. Hirono's COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a bipartisan vote of 364-62! We look forward to sending this to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. ##StopAsianHate #APAHM

This #APAHM, we cannot forget the violence inflicted upon the #AAPI community throughout the pandemic. Senator Mazie K. ...
05/18/2021

This #APAHM, we cannot forget the violence inflicted upon the #AAPI community throughout the pandemic. Senator Mazie K. Hirono and Rep. Grace Meng's #COVIDHateCrimesAct is an important step to #StopAsianHate. We look forward to voting on this bill in the House today and sending it to President Biden's desk to be signed into law.

This #APAHM, we cannot forget the violence inflicted upon the #AAPI community throughout the pandemic. Senator Mazie K. Hirono and Rep. Grace Meng's #COVIDHateCrimesAct is an important step to #StopAsianHate. We look forward to voting on this bill in the House today and sending it to President Biden's desk to be signed into law.

1 in 4 #AAPI youth report being bullied due to COVID-19. There is no room for hate anywhere, especially in our classroom...
05/18/2021

1 in 4 #AAPI youth report being bullied due to COVID-19. There is no room for hate anywhere, especially in our classrooms. We are proud to support stand with Act To Change as we mark today’s National AAPI #DayAgainstBullying+Hate. #StopAsianHate

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-members-observe-third-annual-aapi-day-against-bullying-and-hate

1 in 4 #AAPI youth report being bullied due to COVID-19. There is no room for hate anywhere, especially in our classrooms. We are proud to support stand with Act To Change as we mark today’s National AAPI #DayAgainstBullying+Hate. #StopAsianHate

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-members-observe-third-annual-aapi-day-against-bullying-and-hate

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, we would like to wish a very happy #EidAlFitr to everyone celebrating. #Ei...
05/13/2021

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, we would like to wish a very happy #EidAlFitr to everyone celebrating. #EidMubarak

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, we would like to wish a very happy #EidAlFitr to everyone celebrating. #EidMubarak

In the midst of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, it was so historic to meet with former CAPAC member Vice Presiden...
05/12/2021

In the midst of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, it was so historic to meet with former CAPAC member Vice President Kamala Harris, our first Asian, Black, & woman VP! We are so grateful for her commitment to helping #StopAsianHate & to ensure that AAPIs are fully included in our pandemic relief & economic recovery.

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-statement-meeting-vice-president-harris-during-asian-pacific-american

In the midst of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, it was so historic to meet with former CAPAC member Vice President Kamala Harris, our first Asian, Black, & woman VP! We are so grateful for her commitment to helping #StopAsianHate & to ensure that AAPIs are fully included in our pandemic relief & economic recovery.

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-statement-meeting-vice-president-harris-during-asian-pacific-american

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Our nation has always been strengthened by its diversity, including the imm...
05/03/2021

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Our nation has always been strengthened by its diversity, including the immeasurable contributions of the #AAPI community. #APAHM
Read our statements⬇️
https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-celebrates-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-5

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Our nation has always been strengthened by its diversity, including the immeasurable contributions of the #AAPI community. #APAHM
Read our statements⬇️
https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-celebrates-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-5

Congratulations to Chloé Zhao on making #Oscar history by becoming the first Asian American woman and first woman of col...
04/26/2021
Chloé Zhao Is The First Woman Of Color To Win Oscar For Best Director

Congratulations to Chloé Zhao on making #Oscar history by becoming the first Asian American woman and first woman of color to ever win the Academy Award for Best Director! #RepresentationMatters #Oscars2021

The Nomadland director was also the first woman to receive four Oscar nominations in a single year, in the Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture categories.

We are thrilled that the Senate overwhelming passed Senator Mazie K. Hirono and Rep. Grace Meng's COVID-19 Hate Crimes A...
04/22/2021
Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

We are thrilled that the Senate overwhelming passed Senator Mazie K. Hirono and Rep. Grace Meng's COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act! The bill now moves to the House, where it will be passed in May. Read our CAPAC statement ⬇

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-statement-senate-passage-bipartisan-covid-19-hate-crimes-act-combat-anti-asian

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/22/hate-crime-bill-passes-senate-484245

The bill soared through the chamber despite Democrats' earlier fears of a Republican filibuster.

Today’s verdict brings accountability for the murder of #GeorgeFloyd, but it cannot fully heal the wounds left behind by...
04/21/2021
Derek Chauvin verdict live updates: Ex-officer found guilty of murder

Today’s verdict brings accountability for the murder of #GeorgeFloyd, but it cannot fully heal the wounds left behind by institutionalized racism and violence. We must do better as a nation. We must pass the #JusticeInPolicingAct now.

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-chu-statement-conviction-murder-case-george-floyd

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/derek-chauvin-trial-04-20-21/index.html

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Follow here for live updates and analysis.

Our hearts go out to the entire Indianapolis community affected by last night's horrific shooting - including the Sikh c...
04/16/2021

Our hearts go out to the entire Indianapolis community affected by last night's horrific shooting - including the Sikh community who make up a large number of employees at the FedEx center. While details are still emerging, there must be an investigation into whether bias was a factor. Congress must also work to protect communities by voting to end gun violence in our nation.

Our statement on emerging news regarding the shooting at the Indianapolis FedEx facility:

We had a wonderful meeting with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today to discuss important prioriti...
04/15/2021

We had a wonderful meeting with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today to discuss important priorities for the #AAPI community and how we can work together to #StopAsianHate

We had a wonderful meeting with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today to discuss important priorities for the #AAPI community and how we can work together to #StopAsianHate

“It is clear that this was a deliberate journey....It is clear that you would not choose those three places unless you w...
03/31/2021
US lawmakers decry violence against Asians in Georgia visit

“It is clear that this was a deliberate journey....It is clear that you would not choose those three places unless you were targeting Asian women.” - CAPAC Chair Judy Chu

ATLANTA (AP) — Members of Congress laid flowers Sunday at the three massage businesses in Georgia where a gunman killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, and demanded that...

Thank you President Joe Biden for your commitment to the health and safety of AAPIs! From your very first week in office...
03/31/2021
Biden Announces Actions to Combat Anti-Asian Attacks

Thank you President Joe Biden for your commitment to the health and safety of AAPIs! From your very first week in office, you made fighting xenophobia a priority, and now you're committing the resources we need to turn that into action. Read our statement here: https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-members-welcome-president-biden%E2%80%99s-latest-actions-protect-asian-americans #StopAsianHate

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/us/politics/biden-anti-asian-violence.html

“We can’t be silent in the face of rising violence against Asian Americans,” President Biden said after an assault on a woman in New York.

CAPAC commends President Joe Biden for nominating highly qualified judges that reflect the full diversity of our nation,...
03/31/2021
CAPAC Chair Applauds President Biden’s Nominations of AAPI Judges | Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

CAPAC commends President Joe Biden for nominating highly qualified judges that reflect the full diversity of our nation, including four #AAPI judges who are historic firsts for our country. Read CAPAC Chair Judy Chu's statement ⬇

https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/capac-chair-applauds-president-biden%E2%80%99s-nominations-aapi-judges

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Biden announced his intent to nominate eleven judicial candidates, including four history-making Asian American candidates. This includes Judge Zahid N. Quaraishi to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, who will be the first Muslim American fe...

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