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Rep. Napolitano Joins Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

February 7, 2012
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), led by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32), welcomed Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) as one of ten new Associate Members to join its ranks.

“As Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, it is my pleasure to welcome our latest CAPAC members to the caucus,” Rep. Chu said.  “Their commitment to serving as a voice for Asians Americans and Pacific Islanders, as well as the many diverse communities who call our great nation home, will strengthen CAPAC’s ability to fight for fair and equal treatment for all Americans.  I am grateful for their dedication to our cause, and look forward to their contributions to our ever-growing community.”

“I am glad to become a part of this terrific caucus,” Napolitano said. “I have worked for years with the Tri-Caucus, which includes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and together we have been very effective. As an Associate Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I look forward to continuing our work on behalf of minorities.”

Other new members included Representatives Karen Bass (CA-33), Howard Berman (CA-28), Susan Davis (CA-53), Janice Hahn (CA-36), Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14), Linda Sanchez (CA-39), Adam Schiff (CA-29), Adam Smith (WA-09), and Chris Van Hollen (MD-08). The full caucus membership now stands at 40, the largest that CAPAC has been in its 18 year history.

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