Queens lawmaker secures millions to help implement COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act


Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on Tuesday, July 20, that she has secured $30 million in a key spending bill to expand provisions in her COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which President Biden signed into law in May to help combat the ongoing hate and violence against Asian Americans and other impacted communities.

Meng attached the funding to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill. The measure now heads to the House floor, where it is expected to pass later this month.