CAPAC Confirms 11 New Associate Members

May 31, 2019 Issues: Other Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) confirmed 11 new Associate Members. CAPAC now has a record number of 75 members. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), the Chair of CAPAC, issued the following statement:

“I’m thrilled to welcome these latest members to CAPAC, giving us our largest membership ever as part of the most diverse Congress in history. And as our membership has grown, so has the volume of our voice and our ability to promote AAPI visibility and advocate for the unique concerns of the robust AAPI community. We are proud of all that we have already accomplished together as a caucus, such as pushing back on the addition of a citizenship question to the Census designed to marginalize our communities, fighting discriminatory immigration policies like the Muslim Ban, and bringing attention to the contributions of AAPIs throughout American history. We look forward to working with all of our new members on the issues that are most important to the AAPI community. From creating a humane immigration system that fosters diversity and keeps families together, to increasing educational access, to addressing disparities in our healthcare system, we are confident that our new members will be critical as we push forward with our priorities.”

CAPAC was founded 25 years ago. The 116th Congress includes a historic high of 20 AAPI members in both the House and Senate. With the addition of these newest associate members, CAPAC is now comprised of 21 Executive Board Members in the House, four Executive Board Members in the Senate, and 50 Associate Members.

The following Members joined CAPAC as Associate Members today:

  • Sen. Jacky Rosen (NV)
  • Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32)
  • Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07)
  • Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01)
  • Rep. Katie Hill (CA-25)
  • Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04)
  • Rep. Susie Lee (NV-03)
  • Rep. Kim Schrier (WA-08)
  • Rep. Haley Stevens (MI-11)
  • Rep. David Trone (MD-06)
  • Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10)

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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised 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.