Hawley votes against anti-Asian hate crime bill Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) was the lone senator to vote against legislation on Thursday aimed at combating a surge in anti-Asian American hate crimes. US Senate passes bill to fight hate crimes against Asian AmericansThe Senate voted 94-1 to approve the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act in a rare showing of bipartisan unity in the chamber The US Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill targeting anti-Asian hate crimesThe measure, which must now pass the House of Representatives, designates a Justice Department employee to expedite a review of hate crimes reported to police during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate passes anti-Asian hate crimes billThe Senate on Thursday passed legislation aimed at combating a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic in a 94-1 vote, with GOP Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) the only "no" vote. US Senate passes hate crimes bill after attacks on Asian-AmericansLawmakers voted 94-1 in favour of the legislation, which aims to quell the racial violence that has been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Senate locks in hate crimes deal, setting up Thursday passageThe Senate finalized an agreement on an anti-Asian hate crimes bill, setting up final passage for Thursday. Bill to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans passes Senate with bipartisan supportRepublicans at first hesitated to adopt a position on the legislation, which carefully avoids any mention of former president Donald Trump’s comments about the “Kung Flu” and “the China virus” as possible inspiration for attacks on Asian America Senate Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate CrimesThe bipartisan vote amounts to the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.