Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
ChairpersonJudy Chu
California's 27th
FounderNorman Mineta
California's 15th
FoundedMay 16, 1994; 28 years ago (1994-05-16)
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
MembershipDuring the 117th Congress
  • 6 Senators
  • 72 Representatives
  • 2 Delegates
Seats in the House
72 / 435
Seats in the Senate
6 / 100
Seats in the House Democratic Caucus[1]
72 / 222
Seats in House Republican Conference[1]
0 / 212
Website
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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (abbreviation: CAPAC) is a caucus consisting of members of the United States Congress who are Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), and who have a strong interest in advocating and promoting issues and concerning the AAPI community. CAPAC was founded on May 16, 1994 by former Congressman Norman Mineta.

While CAPAC describes itself as non-partisan, all of its current members are Democrats, though some past members, such as Joseph Cao, have been Republicans. This caucus generally includes members of East, Southeast, South or Pacific Islander descent, members with high concentrations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in their district, or those with an interest in AAPI issues in general.[2]

Purpose

Current membership

Representative Patsy Mink announces the formation of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at a press conference with (left to right) Representatives Don Edwards and Norman Mineta, Guam Delegate Robert Underwood, and Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Neil Abercrombie
Representative Patsy Mink announces the formation of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at a press conference with (left to right) Representatives Don Edwards and Norman Mineta, Guam Delegate Robert Underwood, and Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Neil Abercrombie
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Map of members of House caucus members of the current 117th Congress.
  Leadership and executive board members
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Map of House caucus members of the 116th Congress   Leadership and executive board members   Associate members
Map of House caucus members of the 116th Congress
  Leadership and executive board members
  Associate members

Leadership

Executive board members

Associate members

Last updated: March 17, 2021[3][4]

Deb Haaland (D) (NM-01) was an associate member of the caucus until she resigned her seat in Congress on March 16, 2021 to become Secretary of the Interior.

List of chairs

No. Image Chairman Term Cong. District
1
NormanYoshioMineta.jpg
Rep. Norman Mineta 1994–1995 (CA-15)
2
Patsymink.jpg
Rep. Patsy Mink 1995–1997 (HI-2)
3
Underwood-GUal (cropped).jpg
Del. Robert Underwood 1997–2001 (GU-AL)
4
David Wu portrait 2003.jpg
Rep. David Wu 2001–2004 (OR-1)
5
Mike Honda, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg
Rep. Mike Honda 2004–2011 (CA-17)
6
Judy Chu 113th Congress.jpg
Rep. Judy Chu 2011–present (CA-27)

Former members

Vice presidents of the United States


Members of Congress

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "116th United States Congress". Ballotpedia.
  2. ^ a b "Purpose, Mission & Goals". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Members". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  4. ^ "CAPAC Welcomes New Associate Members for the 117th Congress". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. March 12, 2021.