The New Paper

May 19, 2021

House approves COVID-19 Hate Crimes bill

The House approved the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act yesterday, following approval in the Senate last month. The legislation calls on the Justice Department to facilitate an expedited review of coronavirus-related hate crimes, citing a recent increase in crimes and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. President Biden is expected to sign the bill in the coming days.
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