House passes bill to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2021
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The House on Tuesday passed legislation to aggressively investigate hate crimes, especially those targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, that have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.

The vote was 364 to 62; all the votes in opposition came from Republicans. The legislation heads to President Biden for his signature.

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) introduced the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act in March after attacks against Asian Americans increased after the coronavirus emerged in China. Just five days after Hirono introduced the legislation, eight people were killed — including six women of...

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