House Passes Hate Crimes Bill After Asian-American Attacks; Next Stop, Biden

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(Worthy News) – The House passed by a wide bipartisan margin legislation to combat hate crimes across the country, a measure sparked by a sharp rise in attacks against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders since the pandemic began.

The 364-62 vote comes just weeks after the passed the same legislation and sends it to President , who called for speedy action after March’s shootings by a white gunman at three Atlanta-area spas that left eight people dead. The victims included six women of Asian descent.

While the bill bolsters resources for addressing hate crimes more broadly, supporters said it will send a clear message to the Asian American community that steps are being taken to curb an alarming increase in assaults and threats. [ Source: NewsMax (Read More…) ]

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