Wednesday 22nd February 2017,

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Indian American/ South Asian American

Indian American Lawmakers Have Scathing Response to Republican Hindu Coalition

posted by Cathy Sun
Ami Bera

Rep Ami Bera (D-CA)

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.

Among those who spoke out included Congressman Ami Bera, who told the Indian Panorama that “the actions of the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) on Wednesday do not reflect the … Read more

Asian Americans

Indian Americans in Congress United Against President Trump’s Muslim Ban

posted by Louis Chan

Muslim ban protest at SFO 2017

Protest at San Francisco International Airport against the temporary ban on immigration from 7 Muslim countries. Photo by Kenneth Lu

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Elected Indian American leaders in Congress are unanimous in their opposition to President Trump’s executive order banning immigration for 90 days from seven mostly Muslim countries.
 … Read more


Blog: AAPI Lawmakers Will Be in a Familiar Spot – in the Minority

posted by Randall
Rep Tammy Duckworth

Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

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

Indian American/ South Asian American

Indiaspora Gala will Honor “Fab Five” Indian American Politicians

posted by Cathy Sun
Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-CA) will take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January

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

Bad Ass Asians

Record Number of Asian American Pacific Islanders Elected to Congress

posted by Louis Chan
Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy became the first Vietnamese American woman elected to Congress

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

Bad Ass Asians

Record Number of Asian Americans Could Serve in Congress in 2017

posted by Louis Chan

VoteBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

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

Bad Ass Asians

Ami Bera Moves into Lead over Doug Ose

posted by Randall

Rep Ami BeraRep Ami Bera has overcome the 3,011 vote deficit he faced after election night to take the lead in the race for the 7th Congressional District in California.

The latest vote tally released show Bera with a 711 vote lead, 87,643 to 86, 932.

According to India West, its not clear how many ballots … Read more

Asian Americans

AAPI Coalition Hires First National Director

posted by Randall

Mini TimmarajuThe National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) announced the hiring of its first
National Director, Mini Timmaraju Tuesday.

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

Bad Ass Asians

Sacramento Bee: It’s Not Over. Democrat Rep Bera Gains on Republican Ose

posted by Randall

Ami BeraWith 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

Bad Ass Asians

Tens of Thousands of Votes Still to Be Counted in Bera-Ose Race

posted by Randall
Rep Ami Bera

Rep. Ami Bera at swearing in ceremony with members of his family and Speaker of the House, Rep John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Rep Ami Bera is a veteran at this–waiting on election night and days after (pictured taking oath of office in 2013).

In a repeat of his first term victory in 2012, election night ended … Read more


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