Queens lawmaker hails Senate passage of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act


Congresswoman Grace Meng on Thursday, April 22, hailed the Senate’s unanimous passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which seeks to help combat the rise in anti-Asian sentiment related to the coronavirus. 

The legislation, which Meng reintroduced last month with Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), was approved with bipartisan support in the Senate receiving a vote of 94-1.