The leaders of a new House select committee on China defended Democratic Rep. Judy Chu on Sunday, saying it was abhorrent and unacceptable for a GOP lawmaker to question her loyalty to the United States based on her Chinese heritage.
Congresswoman introduces bill for Asian Americans battling mental illness
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) reintroduced legislation on May 25 to curb mental health stigma in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act instructs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide outreach and education strategies for the […]
Victory for AAPI candidates across the country
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly An unprecedented 159 Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates were running for a local elected office in 26 states this year. 39 AAPI
CAPAC likes choice of Vivek Murthy as surgeon general
On Nov. 18, President Obama nominated Vivek Hallegere Murthy as United States surgeon general. Since 2009, Dr. Murthy served as the president and co-founder of Doctors for America. He is also a hospitalist attending physician and an instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific […]
Judy Chu starts anti-hazing petition
Chu has created a petition calling for the Department of Defense to enforce a zero-tolerance policy for hazing in the military …
Calif. Congressmember Judy Chu attends swearing-in ceremony of ILF’s Seattle chapter
On April 7, more than 100 guests attended the inaugural party and dinner for the International Leadership Foundation (IFL)’s Seattle chapter at the home of IFL Seattle
With some upsets in politics, how did Asian American candidates fare?
According to a preliminary exit poll released by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on Nov. 4
The top 10 Asian achievements of 2009
This year, Anh “Joseph” Cao became the first Vietnamese American to serve in the U.S. Congress. He represents Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district, which covers New Orleans. He is the first Republican to serve that district since 1890. Rep. Cao drew criticism from fellow party members after he cast the sole Republican vote for the house’s health care bill (HR-3962). Rep. Cao serves on the Homeland Security, Transportation, and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.
California Democrat claims U.S. House seat
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Judy Chu has easily claimed a vacant U.S. House seat in a Los Angeles-area district, reinforcing the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.
Racial lines tested in Calif. House race
EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Racial lines are being tested in a Southern California congressional race in which an Asian candidate is a leading contender in a district that has been a Hispanic stronghold for years.