Senate Votes 92 to 6 to Advance Legislation to Combat Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Source: Catie Edmondson for The New York Times, April 14, 2021

Photo source: Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune

The Senate voted 92 to 6 to advance legislation that would strengthen federal efforts to address hate crimes directed at Asian-Americans, paving the way for passage of the measure and sending a bipartisan denunciation of the sharp increase in discrimination and violence against Asian communities in the United States.

Six Republicans — Senators 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 advancing the bill.

To read the bill, click on the link below.

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