Congressman Faleomavaega today released the attached photos from CAPAC’s first meeting with President Barack Obama. The meeting took place on September 23, 2011 in the Cabinet Room of the White House.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. CAPAC, a non-partisan and bi-cameral Caucus, has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.
“As I have stated previously, I am very pleased to have represented the people of American Samoa in this historic meeting. For the first time, we, as members of CAPAC, had the opportunity to meet face to face with the President to discuss issues of concern and offer him our recommendations on behalf of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” Faleomavaega said.
“I appreciate President Obama for his leadership in support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and I also thank him for taking the time to dialogue with us. I am confident that this meeting will serve as a constructive step forward in strengthening the White House’s engagement with our AAPI community,” Faleomavaega concluded.