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The U.S. Senate is set to discuss the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act today

Anti Asian Hate Crimes
Posted at 7:09 AM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 10:09:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Today, the U.S. senate is set to vote on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, that's according to senate majority leader Chuck Schumer.

He's reached an agreement with minority leader Mitch McConnell on the legislation.

The bill is supposed to address Anti-Asian hate crimes, by allowing the justice department to response faster to them.

Schumer says he expects the legislation to pass with bipartisan support this week.