Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has been elected the Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). She previously served as CAPAC Secretary since 2004 and was the Chairwoman of the Health Care Task Force during the 111th Congress. As the Vice Chair, Congresswoman Bordallo will assist newly elected Chairwoman, Congresswoman Judy Chu of California, and newly elected Whip, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii, in steering the agenda of the Caucus as it advocates for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Congress.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus was founded in 1994 and is comprised of Members of Congress who have particular interest in promoting AAPI issues on Capitol Hill. The Caucus seeks to educate other Members of the many contributions AAPIs have made and the unique challenges they face in our country. CAPAC also advocates for the enactment of legislation and policies that benefit the AAPI community, and it works to promote and secure equal rights for all Americans.
“The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus has become an effective advocate for our issues,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “CAPAC has played a key role in Congress on major legislation such as the health reform bill in the past Congress. Our leadership team will continue the progress made under past Chairman Mike Honda, and we will continue to be a voice for issues important to our communities.”