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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:26 PM

Bill to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans passes Senate with bipartisan support

Source: Washington Post


By Paul Kane
April 22, 2021 at 2:16 p.m. EDT

The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday designed to more forcefully investigate hate crimes, particularly those against Asian Americans following the March 16 shootings at three Atlanta spas and a wave of violence following the spread of the coronavirus from China last year.

“The vote today on the anti-Asian hate crimes bill is proof that when the Senate is given an opportunity to work, the Senate can work to solve important issues,” Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday morning ahead of the vote.

The vote was 94 to 1. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) was lone no vote.

Sen. Maize Hirono (D-Hawaii) introduced the bill last month, officially titled the “COVID19 Hate Crimes Act,” based on a year’s worth of rising attacks following the pandemic coming out of Wuhan, China. Five days after Hirono introduced the legislation, eight people were killed, including six women of Asian descent, in mass shootings at three Atlanta spas. The crime heightened the pressure on Congress to respond to the rise in attacks against the Asian American community.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/asian-american-hate-crime-senate/2021/04/22/4c7755f0-a36a-11eb-85fc-06664ff4489d_story.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:03 PM

1. I wonder who the 5 repukes are that didn't even vote?

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:25 PM

2. 3 R's and 2 D's (both MN Senators) didn't vote, from the Senate roll call..

Not Voting - 5
Blackburn (R-TN)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Lee (R-UT)
Paul (R-KY)
Smith (D-MN)

https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=117&session=1&vote=00165

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:26 PM

3. Here ya go.


Not voting, Blackburn TN, Lee UT, Paul KY, Klobuchar MN, Smith MN.

I'm pretty sure Klobuchar and Smith are attending the Daunte Wright funeral today.



https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=117&session=1&vote=00165

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:18 AM

4. McConnell's wife is Asian so he told them to vote Yes.

Republicans always do as they are told.
In this one case Mcconnells personal interest was aligned with what was right.

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