By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
No matter how you try to couch it, yesterday’s “new” Executive Order restricting travel from six Muslim-dominated countries is still a … Read more
Several high-profile Indian American lawmakers have denounced the Republican Hindu Coalition’s support for President Donald Trump’s executive orders on refugees and immigrants.
By Ed Diokno
With 18 House Representatives and U.S. Senators, including two non-voting members from the territories of America Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands, the 115th Congress will have the most Asian American and Pacific Islander members ever. From the day they officially sit in their Capitol offices, they will face … Read more
The annual Indiaspora Gala in Washington, D.C., which has traditionally celebrated the presidential inauguration, will instead this year celebrate the great advancement of Indian Americans in politics.
The Gala will celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian Americans recently elected or … Read more
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
As AsAmNews predicted, voters elected a record number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Congress Tuesday.
15 AAPI voting members of Congress were elected, surpassing by 2 the previous record.
Those elected include California Attorney General … Read more
An analysis of the Congressional elections by AsAmNews has projected it’s possible, even likely, a record number of Asian Americans will serve in Congress in 2017, tying or surpassing the record 12 Asian Americans currently serving in Congress.
30 Asian American candidates are running on the November ballot in … Read more
The latest vote tally released show Bera with a 711 vote lead, 87,643 to 86, 932.
A public affairs and government relations professional, she most
recently served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Ami Bera M.D. Her prior experience includes serving
as the Director of the Office of the President for Planned … Read more
With 33,000 mail-in ballots still to be counted, Rep Ami Bera (D-CA) has closed within 530 votes of Republican challenger Doug Ose in Sacramento’s 7th Congressional District, reports the Sacramento Bee.
Bera has 76,133 votes to Bera’s 75,603. The next update is scheduled for 4pm Pacific today.
Bera ended election night 3,011 votes behind.… Read more