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Senate Act on Bill to Fight Hate Crimes against Asian-Americans

Experts say the passage of Democrats’ law more quickly leads to attacks targeting Asian-Americans, many of whom are women or older, about 150 percent have increased in the past year, according to experts, Who testified before a house panel last month.

Republicans initially offered a sharp response to the bill, but eventually decided that they could not film the hate-crime measure. He rallied around it after Democrats said he would add bipartisan provisions – proposed by Senators Richard Blumentahl, a Democrat from Connecticut, and Jerry Moran, a Republican from Kansas – to establish state-run hate crime hotlines and law enforcement. To provide grant money to agencies which train their officers to identify hate crimes.

Six Republicans – Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama – voted against moving the bill on Wednesday.

Mr cotton Said in a statement Before the vote that “the Senate should benefit from a hearing from the Justice Department before working blindly on the issue,” noting that Democrats had expedited the bill’s consideration before hearing about it.

Also on Wednesday, the White House announced that Erica L. Moritsugu will serve as the President of the Asian-American Pacific Islands Community and a Deputy Assistant for Liaison. The role was created after the Senate’s two Asian-American Democrats, Ms. Hirono and Senator Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrats, criticized the Biden administration for the lack of AAPI representation at the highest level.