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Asian Americans in Congress

An Asian-American Moment in U.S. Politics

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

As president pro tempore of the Senate since 2010, Inouye held one of just five positions created directly by the constitution, and was third in the line of succession to the presidency. Still, the loss of Inouye should not obscure the larger reality that we are entering an Asian-American moment in U.S. politics.