Reps. Harley Rouda (D-CA) and Ted Budd (R-NC) Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Protect Vietnamese American Heritage
Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Harley Rouda (D-CA) and Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H. Res. 799, along with Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam. The bipartisan resolution supports efforts to preserve Vietnamese and Vietnamese American heritage for future generations and recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of Vietnamese Americans.
Said Rouda, "Vietnamese Americans understand the values of the American Dream. These friends and neighbors have enriched our communities, strengthened America’s economy, and bettered our understanding of the world. In Orange County and across the nation, we must protect and preserve the history and countless contributions of Vietnamese Americans. Thank you to my colleagues for supporting this resolution and acknowledging the significant impact of over 1.5 million Vietnamese Americans living in the United States, and the generations who came before them."
Said Budd, “The story of Vietnamese immigrants is the story of America. They fled a violent, repressive regime and started a new life in our great country. I’m honored that thousands of Vietnamese Americans call my North Carolina district home. We celebrate their story and encourage generations both young and old to keep working to achieve the American dream.”