New position: The Senate voted 50-47 to approve her as the second-in-command of the department on July 13, reported Bloomberg Law.Her job duties will include overseeing efforts to “rebuild and empower” the Labor Department workers, manage the department’s budgets and execute the priorities of the Secretary of Labor. She will be serving as the department’s de-facto Chief Operating Officer, according to a DOL spokesperson. “Julie has been fighting for workers’ rights from California for nearly three decades. And now, as Deputy Secretary of Labor, she will help our country build a more inclusive economy that works for all Americans as we recover from a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement.
Job History: Su previously worked as the Litigation Director in Los Angeles for Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) for over 15 years.
Olivia Rodrigo appeared at the White House press briefing to help promote COVID-19 vaccinations to younger people on July 14.
President Joe Biden has nominated several people for key roles, including Chantale Wong as the U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador.
The nomination: Wong has over 30 years of experience in a multi-disciplinary field, including finance, technology and the environment, according to the White House announcement on Friday. She is also a leading authority in international development policy.
President Joe Biden has announced the appointment of Erika Moritsugu as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Senior Liaison on Wednesday.
Vital voice: Moritsugu, who was also appointed as Deputy Assistant to the President, is set to “be a vital voice to advance the President and the Administration’s priorities,” a recent press release issued by the White House noted.
In a tweet posted this morning, Jiang revealed to her followers that a White House official reinforced the stereotype surrounding the coronavirus outbreak and the Asian community.
Trump Accused of Calling Kellyanne Conway’s Filipino American Husband a ‘F**king Flip’ and ‘Goo-Goo’
President Donald Trump allegedly used racial slurs to describe George Conway, the Filipino-American husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
The accusation comes from Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former aide who claimed to have heard Trump calling Conway a “flip” and a “goo-goo” during her White House stint, according to The Guardian.
The Department of Education officially named Holly Ham as the new executive director for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
A man from Somerset, Kentucky was recently arrested for jumping over a restricted area at the White House while wearing a Pikachu costume — all for YouTube fame.
Curtis Combs, 36, was arrested last Tuesday around 9:35 a.m. for jumping over the south side of “The People’s House”, between the South Lawn and Ellipse. A Secret Service agent ordered him to stop climbing the fence, which was marked with “Restricted Area Do Not Enter,” Washington Examiner reported.
An Obama-era program, which provides a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation to certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors, is in danger of being revoked by the White House.
Known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the immigration policy founded in June 2012 has so far granted almost 800,000 young immigrants the ability to legally work and get higher education in the United States.
South Korea’s large press contingent reportedly annoyed President Donald Trump during his recent meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House.
Apparently, some members of the Korean media caused a minor commotion inside the Oval Office on Friday that got the attention of the POTUS.
Ten members of White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have resigned in protest of Donald Trump’s policies, leaving only four sitting on the board.
The total resignations for the commission now stands at 16 after six others quit on January 20, including Nina Ahmad, Lian Cheun, Diane Narasaki, Shekar Narasimhan, Bo Thao-Urabe, and Paul Watanabe.
Feeding the President of the United States and the First Family is no easy task. If you haven’t heard yet, it’s a responsibility that has been held by a Filipina for more than 10 years.
Meet Cristeta Pasia Comerford, the White House’s first Asian female Executive Chef.