Chairman Royce Recognizes the Lunar New Year
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after introduction of a resolution he cosponsored calling for Congressional recognition of the Lunar New Year:
“The Lunar New Year brings friends and family together for good food, festivities, and blessings for the new year. Asian Americans make up a vibrant part of the American story; it’s only right that the United States Congress recognizes the millions of people celebrating this joyous occasion. I look forward to celebrating the Year of the Rooster in my district this week.”
The measure, authored by U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), encourages Congress to recognize the cultural and historical significance of Lunar New Year and express its deepest respect for Asian-Americans and all individuals throughout the world who celebrate the holiday. The measure also wishes Asian-Americans and all who observe the Lunar celebration a happy and prosperous new year. In addition, it details the history and customs of Lunar New Year.