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Senate Passes Bill Addressing Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

​The bill still faces roadblocks, with Republicans expected to introduce at least 20 amendments.
Posted at 5:16 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 19:16:22-04

In a rare bipartisan effort, the U.S. Senate passed legislation Wednesday which is meant to combat anti-Asian-American hate crimes. 

The bill, known as the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, was pushed through with a 92-6 vote. If ultimately adopted, it would create a new position at the Justice Department to speed up the review of hate crimes related to the pandemic. 

The bill still faces roadblocks, with Republicans expected to introduce at least 20 amendments. 


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