October 31, 2019

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution to Recognize Filipino American History Month

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) to recognize the month of October as Filipino American History month. The resolution acknowledges the key role Filipino Americans have played in shaping the history and culture of our country.

“As the fastest growing Asian American Pacific Islander demographic in Nevada, the Filipino American community is a vital and vibrant part of Silver State’s heritage and culture. I’m proud to join Senator Hirono’s resolution that celebrates the achievements of Filipino Americans and renews our commitment to ensuring all Asian Pacific Americans have the opportunities and support they need to succeed.”

The Senate resolution is also cosponsored by Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

BACKGROUND:

As part of her advocacy for the Filipino community, Senator Cortez Masto has repeatedly called on the Trump Administration to support the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program. She recently cosponsored the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act to expedite the visa process for children of Filipino World War II veterans.

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