Anti-Asian hate crimes bill passes Senate with bipartisan support

Anti-Asian hate crimes bill passes Senate with bipartisan support

The Guardian

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The bill comes amid an alarming increase in reports of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The US Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, marking a bipartisan denunciation of the violence that has come into sharp focus during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Senate passed the anti-Asian hate crimes bill on Thursday in a vote of 94 to 1, after Democrat Mazie Hirono worked with some of her Republican colleagues to ensure bipartisan support for the legislation.

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