Democrats Push Bill To Fight Asian-American Hate Crimes, Republicans Show Resistance
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Congressional Democrats, led by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Grace Meng (D-New York), are hoping to pass a bill that will address the surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans, by assigning a Justice Department official to review such incidents, create an online database to track crime rates and require the mitigation of “racially discriminatory language in describing” the pandemic. The bill proposal has faced resistance from GOP senators. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said on Monday that the bill is “just a messaging vote.” In addition, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that he belie…

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