Queens congresswoman joins President Biden for signing of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law


President Joe Biden on Thursday, May 20, signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act into law to help combat the rising hate and violence against Asian Americans during the pandemic. 

In his speech, Biden thanked both Democrats and Republicans for passing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which received bipartisan support in Congress — something that hasn’t happened for far too long in Washington, Biden said. The president said he hopes the signing ceremony, which comes during Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, sends a message to the Asian American community: “We see you.”