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Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

23 days ago   |   By Politico

The Senate on Thursday passed an anti-hate crimes bill aimed at addressing a surge in attacks on Asian Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The measure, which would create a Justice Department position focusing on the issue and beef up state and local hate crime reporting, soared through the chamber by a 94-1 vote. Sen. Josh Hawley was the only vote against the bill.
A series of Republican-led amendments, such as one from Sen. Mike Lee , requiring a report on religious freedom during the pandemic, were all voted down.
Passing the bill sent a "solid message of solidarity that the Senate...
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Josh Hawley Disgracefully Votes Against Asian-American Hate Crimes Bill

Josh Hawley Disgracefully Votes Against Asian-American Hate Crimes Bill

23 days ago   |   By Politicus USA

The Senate has passed Sen. Maize Hirono's bill criminalizing hate crimes against Asian-Americans, but Sen. Josh Hawley voted no.
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Senate passes hate crime bill responding to wave of violence against Asian Americans

23 days ago   |   By NBC News

The House Judiciary Committee, meanwhile, considered a similar version of the bill introduced by Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., on Wednesday.
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