The bill still faces roadblocks, with Republicans expected to introduce at least 20 amendments.
- In a rare bipartisan effort, the Senate passed legislation Wednesday meant to combat anti-Asian-American hate crimes. The bill, known as the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, was pushed through with a 92 to six vote. If ultimately adopted by both chambers, it would create a new position at the Justice Department to speed up the review of hate crimes related to the pandemic. The bill does still face some roadblocks. Republicans are expected to introduce at least 20 amendments here.