Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

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Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
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Representative Patsy Mink announces the formation of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at a press conference with (left to right) Representatives Don Edwards and Norman Mineta, Guam Delegate Robert Underwood, and Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Neil Abercrombie
FormationMay 16, 1994
Founder Norman Mineta
California's 15th
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Membership
During the 116th Congress
  • 5 Senators
  • 67 Representatives
  • 2 Delegates
Chair
Judy Chu
California's 27th
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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), founded on May 16, 1994 by former Congressman Norman Mineta, is a bicameral caucus consisting of members of the United States Congress who have a strong interest in promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues and advocating the concerns of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. While CAPAC describes itself as non-partisan, all of its current members are Democrats, though some past members, such as Joseph Cao, have been Republicans. This caucus generally includes members of East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian or Pacific Islander descent, members with high concentrations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in their district, or those with an interest in AAPI issues. [1]

Contents

Purpose

Current membership

Map of House caucus members
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Leadership and executive board members
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Map of House caucus members
  Leadership and executive board members
  Associate members

Leadership

Executive board members

Associate members

Last updated: June 13, 2020 [2]

Rep. Katie Hill (D) (CA-25) was an associate member of the caucus until she resigned her seat in Congress on November 3, 2019.

List of chairs

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References

  1. 1 2 "Purpose, Mission & Goals". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  2. "Members". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved August 14, 2019.