American Sikh Congressional Caucus

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American Sikh Congressional Conference
Leadership: Judy Chu (D) and David Valadao (R)
Established April 24, 2013
Members 30

The American Sikh Congressional Conference was formed by Representatives Judy Chu (D) and David Valadao (R) on April 24, 2013.[1] The caucus seeks to educate members of Congress and the general public about Sikh issues and support the American Sikh community.[1]


The purpose of the Caucus is to educate members of Congress and the general public about Sikh American issues. It also allows members to strategize on how to support the Sikh American community.[2]


113th Congress

David Valadao (R-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA) are co-chairs.[3]


113th Congress

American Sikh Congressional Conference[4]
Member Party State
Rep. Karen Bass Democratic Party California
Rep. Judy Chu Democratic Party California
Rep. Gerry Connolly Democratic Party Virginia
Rep. John Conyers Democratic Party Michigan
Rep. Jim Costa Democratic Party California
Rep. John Garamendi Democratic Party California
Rep. Raul Grijalva Democratic Party Arizona
Rep. Joe Heck Republican Party Nevada
Rep. Rush Holt Democratic Party New Jersey
Rep. Mike Honda Democratic Party California
Rep. Hank Johnson Democratic Party Georgia
Rep. Doug LaMalfa Republican Party California
Rep. Zoe Lofgren Democratic Party California
Rep. Tom McClintock Republican Party California
Rep. Jerry McNerney Democratic Party California
Rep. Carolyn Maloney Democratic Party New York
Rep. Doris Matsui Democratic Party California
Rep. George Miller Democratic Party California
Rep. Devin Nunes Republican Party California
Rep. Frank Pallone Democratic Party New Jersey
Rep. Bill Pascrell Democratic Party New Jersey
Rep. Gary Peters Democratic Party Michigan
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican Party Florida
Rep. Jan Schakowsky Democratic Party Illinois
Rep. Jackie Speier Democratic Party California
Rep. David Valadao Republican Party California
Rep. Chris Van Hollen Democratic Party Maryland
Rep. Patrick Meehan Republican Party Pennsylvania
Rep. Jeff Denham Republican Party California
Rep. Ami Bera Democratic Party California


The major issues that ASCC addresses include:[1]

  • Military discrimination preventing American Sikhs from enlisting due to restrictive appearance regulations that ban turbans
  • Violence against American Sikhs that has increased in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001
  • Bullying being experienced by as many as three in every four Sikh boys
  • Racial profiling due to well-intentioned but misguided law enforcement policies
  • Employment discrimination

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