Rep. William Tong: Getting it done

Monday, April 28, 2008

I blogged about William Tong last July about getting funding for the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission - if it actually comes into existence. Apparently Tong has made some inroads into the project, just receiving a 116-25 vote approving the bill and the commission. The bill how heads out to the Senate:

In reviving the proposal yesterday, Tong said many people believe Asian-Americans do not need help and assume they are one of the more successful ethnic groups.

"That suggests this continuing and pervasive 'model minority myth,' " Tong told his House colleagues before the vote.
Hopefully this will get off the ground. Read more here.