In Congress, the fight for Asian American and Pacific Islander voices hasn’t slowed
Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and other House Democratic advocates for comprehensive immigration reform, speaks during a a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, on the implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive actions to spare millions from immediate deportation. J. Scott Applewhite / AP
As part of the Tri-Caucus, for instance, CAPAC has supported the
Health Equity and Accountability Act, Chu said, introduced every year since 2007. The legislation, which has repeatedly died in Congress, seeks to eliminate health disparities across different racial and ethnic groups.
It would, among other things, pursue measures to tackle diseases like diabetes and Hepatitis, …