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Senate Advances Bill On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Senators voted 92-6 to limit debate on the bill.
Posted at 2:19 PM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 16:19:00-04

Legislation aimed at cracking down on hate crimes against Asian-Americans overcame the filibuster and advanced in the Senate yesterday.

Senators voted 92-6 to limit debate on the bill.

It would designate a Justice Department employee to speed up the process of reviewing hate crimes reported to police and offer guidance to local law enforcement agencies on how to report hate crimes.

A final Senate vote on the measure could come before the end of the week. 


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