On November 29th, National ACE was welcomed to Capitol Hill to meet with Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) to discuss our policy priorities. ACE was represented by our President and CEO Chiling Tong, Vice President of Development Daniel Oliver, and Policy Committee Members Matthew Lee, Michael Chan, and Mark Keam. Board Member Bill Imada was able to join via conference call.
House Members attending included CAPAC Chairwoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressman Mark Takano (CA-04), Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), Congressman Gregorio Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Congressman Al Green (TX-09). We had a lively discussion about the current tax reform legislation being debated, net neutrality, the DREAM Act, trade and commerce, MBDA funding, and small businesses. National ACE also agreed to look deeper into the issue of deporting veterans – an issue that is of particular importance to the APIA community.