Josh Hawley Only Vote Against Asian Hate Crimes Bill

USA Today reports:

The Senate passed with overwhelming bipartisan support an anti-hate crime bill to address a drastic increase of violence and discrimination directed at Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act cleared the chamber in a 94-1 vote. It would expedite the Justice Department’s review of hate crimes and would designate an official at DOJ to oversee the effort.

The legislation, which now heads to the Democratic-led House, is one of the few bills to pass this Senate with support from both Republicans and Democrats.

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