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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Bill Pascrell (9th District of NEW JERSEY)

Pascrell Supports U.S-South Korea Alliance

House of Representatives recognizes innumerable Korean-American contributions

Washington, DC, November 18, 2020

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.Res. 809, a House resolution expressing the importance of the United States alliance with the Republic of Korea and the contributions of Korean Americans in the United States, and H.Res. 1012, a resolution marking the positive growth and evolution of the U.S.-Korea partnership since 1950. H.Res. 809 and H.Res. 1012 were both approved by voice vote.

“Today Congress again recognized the warm relationship between the United States and the Republic of Korea. It is one of our most important alliances and a bedrock to the national security of both of our nations,” said Rep. Pascrell, one of Congress’s strongest supporters of South Korea. “In North Jersey, I am blessed to represent one of the largest and most vibrant Korean American communities in our great nation. The intellectual, moral, and cultural contributions of Korean Americans to the American quilt are innumerable and invaluable. I look forward to working with the incoming Biden administration to strengthening the U.S.-Korean friendship and continuing our efforts to finally bring lasting peace to the Korean Peninsula.”

Rep. Pascrell’s congressional district is home to some of the largest Asian-American and Pacific Islander populations in the United States. In March of this year, Rep. Pascrell held a press conference with community leaders in Palisades Park to denounce racist stigmas being associated with COVID-19. Pascrell cosponsored and voted in favor of Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-NY) resolution denouncing anti-Asian sentiment that has occurred since the outbreak of the coronavirus. Pascrell also co-sponsored legislation to combat hate crimes relating to COVID-19.