Queens congresswoman applauds House passage of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to combat anti-Asian hate

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 18, passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which seeks to help combat the increase in anti-Asian hate that has escalated across the nation during the pandemic. 

The bill was passed late this afternoon with a vote of 364 to 62. It follows the Senate’s approval of the measure last month by a nearly unanimous and overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 94 to 1. The measure now heads to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign the bill into law. 

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