Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
|Founded||May 16, 1994|
|Membership||During the 117th Congress
|Seats in the House|
72 / 435
|Seats in the Senate|
6 / 100
|Seats in the House Democratic Caucus|
72 / 222
|Seats in House Republican Conference|
0 / 212
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.
Last updated: March 17, 2021
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.