Introduction of House Resolution to Recognize the Accomplishments and Contributions of Vietnamese Americans

Floor Speech

Date: April 14, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CORREA. Madam Speaker, today, I am introducing a House Resolution recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of Vietnamese Americans. The United States is home to the largest number of individuals of Vietnamese descent outside of Vietnam, and I represent the largest Vietnamese communities in the nation in Orange County, California. Vietnamese is also the 5th most spoken language in the United States. I am proud to recognize the valuable contribution of over 2 million Vietnamese Americans living in this nation.

In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, approximately 800,000 Vietnamese refugees fleeing persecution resettled in the United States. Today, Vietnamese Americans contribute to American society through their work in business, education, science and technology, engineering, mathematics, literature and the arts, gastronomy, the armed forces, and public service at every level of government.

Vietnamese Americans add to the rich cultural and religious diversity of our nation. As a member of the Congressional Vietnam Caucus, it is critical that we continue to represent and celebrate our Vietnamese families, friends, and neighbors, and recognize their significant contributions to American society.