Sending Office: Honorable Pramila Jayapal
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Request for Cosponsor(s)

Resolution to recognize Filipino American History Month

Please join Rep. Hanabusa in supporting H.Res. 571, Recognizing Filipino American History Month and Celebrating the History and Culture of Filipino Americans and their Immense Contributions to the United States.

This is a particularly special Filipino American History Month since we honored Filipino veterans who fought for the U.S. during World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal THIS MORNING in Emancipation Hall.

The first known presence of Filipinos in the United States date back to the 1500s.  Since then, Filipino Americans have grown to become the second largest Asian ethnic group with a population of approximately 4 million people.  The states with the largest
Filipino populations are as follows:

  • Arizona: 65,405
  • California: 1,596,476
  • Florida: 151,376
  • Hawaii: 377,904
  • Illinois: 146,959
  • Nevada: 162,936
  • New Jersey: 139,842
  • New York: 142,006
  • Texas: 179,113
  • Virginia: 108,947
  • Washington: 161,396

Filipinos have fought in the U.S. military since the Civil War.  In addition, Filipino Americans have contributed tremendously to our workforce, economy, culture, and heritage.

H.Res. 571 recognizes this month as Filipino American History Month and honors the many contributions Filipinos have made in the United States of America.

If you would like to cosponsor this bill, or if you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Songvilay at


Related Legislative Issues
Selected legislative information: Armed Services, Civil Rights, Foreign Affairs, Government, Immigration, Judiciary, Veterans
Related Bill Information
Bill Type: H.Res.
Bill Type: 571
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