April 15, 2021

Duckworth Statement After CAPAC’s WH Meeting with President Biden


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today issued the following statement after members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) met with President Biden at the White House to discuss issues impacting the AAPI community:

“I’m pleased President Biden hosted this meeting to hear directly from AAPI Congressional leaders on some of the most important issues facing our community, including the spike in hate crimes against AAPIs, immigration reform, the American Jobs Plan and ensuring AAPI voices and perspectives are present at the highest levels of government.

I appreciate the President’s support of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that I’m leading with Senator Hirono in the Senate as well as his appointment of Erika Moritsugu this week to be the White House’s senior AAPI liaison. I am proud of the progress that CAPAC and President Biden have made in the first few months of this new Administration and I will continue working to protect AAPI individuals from violence while empowering our entire community.”