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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
In June 1977, Representatives Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House Resolution that called upon the President to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian Pacific Heritage Week.� The following month, Senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate.� Both were passed.� On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the Annual Celebration.� In May 1990, the Holiday was expanded further designating May to be Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.