Rep. Jimmy Gomez and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris Introduce Korean American Day Resolution

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Washington, January 11, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D – Los Angeles) and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D – CA) issued the following joint statement after introducing House Resolution 686 and Senate Resolution 373 in recognition of Korean American Day, which is on January 13, 2018.

“In honor of the nearly 2 million Korean Americans across the country and their invaluable role in shaping the history of our nation, we are proud to commemorate Korean American Day. The heritage, talent, and spirit brought by the Korean American community has undoubtedly contributed to the prosperity and fabric of the United States. Through these resolutions, we acknowledge and express gratitude for the generations of Korean Americans who have enriched our country. It is our honor to represent this community in California – one that we know will continue to strengthen our economy, culture, and civic life.”

The 2018 Korean American Day marks the 115th anniversary of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States on January 13, 1903.

Congressman Jimmy Gomez also gave a one-minute speech on the House floor prior to filing the resolution. Congressman Jimmy Gomez represents the 34th Congressional District of California, which includes Los Angeles’s Koreatown, the largest Korean American population in the country.

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