• Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith missed vote on the anti-Asian hate crimes bill while attending Daunte Wright's funeral

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, speaks with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz before funeral services for Daunte Wright at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, Thursday, April 22, 2021.
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    The Senate passed a bipartisan anti-Asian hate crime bill Thursday in a 94-1 vote.
    Minnesota's two senators missed the vote because they were attending Daunte Wright's funeral.
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Tina Smith both paid their respects at the 20-year-old's memorial.
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  • Anti-Asian hate crime bill passes Senate in a 94-1 vote, with only Republican Sen. Josh Hawley voting against it

    22 days ago - By Business Insider

    Sen. Josh Hawley .
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    Only one senator, Josh Hawley, voted against a bill that addresses the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes.
    The bill would improve public reporting on anti-Asian hate crimes amid the pandemic.
    The bill garnered bipartisan support and passed in a 94-1 vote on Thursday.
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    The Senate on Thursday voted to pass a bill that would tackle the rise in violence and discrimination against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community during the coronavirus pandemic. In a remarkable show of bipartisanship, the...
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