In Congress, I work to advance policies through my work with caucuses.
I currently chair two Congressional caucuses:
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994. CAPAC is non-partisan and bi-cameral.
CAPAC was created with the purpose of ensuring that legsilation passed by the United States Congress, to the greatest extent possible, provides for the full participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and reflects the concerns and needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We work to educate other members of Congress about the history, contributions and concerns of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, establish politcies on legislation and issues relating to persons of Asian and/or Pacific Islands ancestry who are citzens or nationals of, residents of, or immigrants to the United States, its territories and possesions, as well as work to protect and advance the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans.
The Creative Rights Caucus (CRC)
American innovation hinges on creativity -- it allows our kids to dream big and our artists to create works that inspire us all. The jobs that result are thanks entirely to our willingness to foster creative talent, and an environment where it can thrive.To ensure that creative works are a part of the legislative debate in Congress, I, along with Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC), the Chairman of the IP Subcommittee, launched the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus in 2013. This bipartisan caucus includes 54 members spanning both ends of the political spectrum.
We started this caucus because we see a need to advocate for the rights of individual creators. The caucus will strive to educate Members of Congress and the general public about the importance of preserving and protecting the rights of the creative community in our country. American creators of motion pictures, music, software, books, visual arts and others rely on Congress to protect their creative rights, human rights, First Amendment rights, and property rights. I pledge to drive home the critical message that creative rights matter.
In 2014, the Creative Rights Caucus hosted the first-ever “Beyond The Red Carpet: Movie & TV Magic Day” on Capitol Hill. Over 400 attendees, including Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, stars of the TNT/Warner Horizon Television series "Dallas", SAG-AFTRA actor RJ Mitte from AMC's "Breaking Bad", and 30 Members of Congress participated in the event. A speaking program and thirteen exhibit booths offered a behind-the-scenes look at our American film and television industry.
More on My Caucuses
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration held a hearing on “Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security.” When first announced, the hearing was originally called “A Thousand Talents: China’s Campaign to Infiltrate and Exploit U.S. Academia,” which revealed the hearing’s attempt to paint all Chinese students, scholars, and employees en masse as potential spies for China.
Washington, D.C. – Today marks the start of Immigrant Heritage Month, which is celebrated each June to commemorate our diversity as a nation of immigrants. To commemorate Immigrant Heritage Month, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs – composed of Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Cedric Richmond (LA-02) – as well as U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement to commemorate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan:
“As Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, I want to wish the Muslim community a joyous and blessed Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan marks a time of reflection, spirituality, and rejuvenation for millions of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Washington, DC — Yesterday, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced H.Res. 869 to recognize the history and contributions of American Muslims to our country. The resolution, introduced days before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, recounts the history of American Muslims from the earliest arrivals brought here as slaves through their contributions in the military, architecture, sciences, sports, civil rights, and more. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
Washington, DC — In a campaign ad released by Don Blankenship, a Republican candidate for Senate in West Virginia, the candidate used racial slurs against Chinese and Chinese Americans. This is the latest in a series of racial statements aimed at Chinese and Chinese Americans from Mr. Blankenship, who has referred to them as “Chinapeople,” and used Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Chinese American wife and her family to question his loyalty. Rep.
Washington, DC — Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 5447, the Music Modernization Act, a bill which reforms and updates the way songwriters and artists are compensated. The Music Modernization Act reforms section 115 of the Copyright Act and creates a blanket license for mechanical reproduction royalties. A collective will streamline licensing, create an ownership database, and search for owners who should receive royalties.
Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) will be honored along with Rep. Doug Collins (GA-09) at tonight’s GRAMMYs on the Hill. In celebration of 20 years of advocacy in Washington, DC, the GRAMMYs are recognizing Reps. Chu and Collins for their leadership as co-chairs of the Creative Rights Caucus and their support for the Music Modernization Act, a bill to help creators as detailed in a new op-ed published by Reps. Chu and Collins today in Variety. Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka. Senator Akaka was the first Native Hawaiian ever elected to the U.S. Senate and retired in 2012 after serving a total of 36 years in the U.S. Congress. He passed away in Hawaii earlier this morning at the age of 93.
Washington, DC — On Monday night, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it would be adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The census, as required by the Constitution, calls for an accurate accounting of the number of people in this country, regardless of their citizenship status Last week, when Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep.