WASHINGTON—ASPIRE PAC, the political arm of Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress, issued the following statement on the 116th Congress.

“I’m proud to celebrate the swearing-in of three new AAPI Members of Congress. Asian American and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing community in our nation, and we have more representation at the federal level than ever before. Today, we have a historic high of 20 Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress," said Chair Rep. Grace Meng

ASPIRE PAC congratulates Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-03), the first Democratic Korean American in Congress, Rep. TJ Cox (CA-21), the first Filipino to represent California in Congress, and Rep. Michael San Nicolas (Guam), the youngest person to represent Guam in Congress. 

ASPIRE PAC was established to work for fair representation in the U.S. Congress by supporting and increasing the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) policymakers and federal candidates with large AAPI constituencies. The PAC works to support the values and address the issues important to the AAPI community.