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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) Successfully Holds Virtual Event Series on The Future of Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 6, 2020 CONTACT: whiaapi@doc.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia and Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed were the recent keynote speakers at the virtual...

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Convenes Third Quarterly Meeting & White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 23, 2020 CONTACT: whiaapi@doc.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – On October 15, the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) convened its third quarterly meeting virtually and celebrated Filipino American History Month with The White House and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI). Both U.S...

Remarks by Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao at the Third Quarterly Meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Filipino American History Month Celebration

As Prepared for Delivery, October 15, 2020 Secretary Elaine L. Chao Introduced by Dr. Paul Hsu, Founder & Chairman, HSU Educational, and Chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Good afternoon! I’m sorry we cannot meet in person. But I’m so pleased to join you virtually for this quarterly meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans...

EXIM Chairman Reed Addresses White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Outlines Trade Finance Tools During the Future of Business Virtual Events Series

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed delivered prerecorded remarks today to more than 350 registrants of a webinar sponsored in partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (link is external) (WHIAAPI), highlighting how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) can utilize EXIM support...

The Future of Business

The Future of Business The Future of Business is our fall virtual events series on connecting AAPI business owners and entrepreneurs to federal resources and opportunities. Leading experts from multiple federal agencies will present tools, strategies, and best practices for businesses as they look towards the future. They will also share updated information on recovery resources as it relates to...

PAC-AAPI 3rd Quarterly Mtg & Filipino American History Month Virtual Celebration

The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will host their third open meeting virtually on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 4:00pm to approximately 6:00pm (EDT). The public is welcomed to join virtually and public comments are also welcomed at the conclusion of the meeting. Public access is provided via virtual conference technology. We are also very excited to...

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Convenes Second Open Meeting

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On August 5th, the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) convened its second Open Meeting in Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), presided over the meeting and provided welcome remarks. The Commissioners also met with U.S...

President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

About the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs The Commission provides advice to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Transportation, who serve as Co-Chairs of the Initiative. Together with the Initiative, the Commission works to broaden access by AAPI employers and communities to economic resources and opportunities. Additionally, the Commission works to...

Second Open Meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will host their second open meeting on Wednesday, August 5th. The public may attend virtually and provide comments during the open comment period. An agenda for the meeting will be provided shortly. Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Time: 4:00 PM Eastern Time Please register below and a link for the virtual open meeting...

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Hosts June AAPI Business Town Hall

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 11th, the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted their second virtual AAPI Business Town Hall. Chair of the Commission, Dr. Paul Hsu of Florida, provided opening remarks, in which he highlighted the many accomplishments of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. He also emphasized the five areas that both the Commission and the...

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) would like to invite you to join a virtual AAPI Business Town Hall on Thursday, June 11, 2020 to discuss concerns from AAPI business owners. The agenda will include important updates from the U.S. Small Business Administration about disaster relief funds and the Paycheck Protection Program. We will also hear...

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) Convenes Inaugural Open Meeting and Virtual Listening Session

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 20th, the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened its Inaugural Open Meeting with all fourteen (14) Commissioners in attendance. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Co-Chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, provided welcoming remarks at...

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) Successfully Holds Virtual Events to Commemorate AAPI Heritage Month 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Co-Chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, were the keynote speakers at virtual events to commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 2020 hosted by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders...

Proclamation on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2020

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Throughout our Nation’s history, Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have made significant contributions to every aspect of our society, from business and politics to literature and the arts. Their accomplishments have enriched our Nation and stand as a testament to the power of the American Dream. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we celebrate the indelible...

WHIAAPI - Events

The Future of Business Date: October Time: 2:00 PM ET The Future of Business is our fall virtual events series on connecting AAPI business owners and entrepreneurs to federal resources and opportunities. Leading experts from multiple federal agencies will present tools, strategies, and best practices for businesses as they look towards the future. They will also share updated information on...