For second Congress in a row, elected Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hit new high
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Asian Americans represent a growing share of the national population and of the electorate. Benito Legarda and Pablo Ocampo , joined the House in as Resident Commissioners ,  becoming the first Asian Americans to serve in the Congress, albeit as non-voting members. Congress since 39 representatives and 9 senators. Representative Bobby Scott is Filipino American. Senator Tammy Duckworth is Thai American. Representative Stephanie Murphy is Vietnamese American. Note that Strickland and Scott are all multiracial.
List of Asian Americans and Pacific Islands Americans in the United States Congress
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. The term refers to a panethnic group that includes diverse populations, which have ancestral origins in East Asia , South Asia , or Southeast Asia , as defined by the U. Census Bureau. Polynesians , Melanesians and Micronesians.
When media outlets called the race for California's 21st Congressional District in favor of incumbent Republican Rep. His campaign looked at the reported vote cast and their projected turnout and declined to concede. Over the next several weeks, Cox pulled ahead as more of the vote was counted. Multiple news outlets that had projected Valadao as the winner retracted their calls — including NBC News — and a month after Election Day, Cox was declared the apparent winner with an vote advantage. Cox is one of three Asian-American and Pacific Islander freshmen representatives-elect who are scheduled to be sworn into Congress next month.