Asian American lawmakers press Obama on diversity in administration

Asian American lawmakers press Obama on diversity in administration

Asian American lawmakers say they’re disappointed by the lack of Asian American appointees serving in high-level positions in the Obama administration, a message they’ll deliver directly to the president Tuesday.

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus intends to raise the matter during a meeting with Obama at the White House, during which the group also expects to discuss immigration reform and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The lawmakers’ concerns about diversity within the administration were laid out in a letter from Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), the CAPAC chairwoman, to the president last month.

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