Rep. Adam Smith applauds House passage of resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19


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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.Res. 908, condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19: "Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in reports of hate crimes and racist incidents against those of Asian descent. Recent reports show a total of over 2,500 incidents of discrimination against the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across the country, and many more incidents go unheard and unreported. "Misinformation and racist characterizations about COVID-19 has led to the stigmatization of those of Asian...