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
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
By Nick Lee
Chinese Americans for Hillary
My third day at the DNC began with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus, where elected officials kept driving home the theme, “Now is our time”. … Read more
The new names are California State Senator Ted Lieu (pictured with family) who easily defeated Republican Elan Carr 58 – 42 percent and State Senator Mark Takei of Hawaii who won 52 -48 percent over Charles … Read more
Rep Bobby Scott of Virginia who ran unopposed won tonight with 94.4% of the vote.
Currently 11 Asian American elected officials sit on Capitol Hill–10 in the House and one in the Senate. All 11 are Democrats. That’s the most ever. After today’s mid-term election, its possible there … Read more
Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform say the upset defeat of Republican leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) doesn’t mean the end of immigration reform, reports ABS CBN.
Cantor was defeated by Tea Party candidate David Brat who ran on the platform that Cantor was too accommodating to Democrats.
The reality is Cantor blocked significant pieces of legislation … Read more