House passes resolution condemning anti-Asian sentiment amid COVID-19 pandemic


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The House of Representatives on Thursday, Sept. 17 passed a resolution sponsored by Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng denouncing anti-Asian sentiment that has occurred since the outbreak of COVID-19. The measure, which Meng introduced in March, passed by a vote of 243 to 164. “The House needed to take a strong and public stand against this appalling intolerance, discrimination, and violence that has taken place all across the country during this public health crisis, and today it did just that,” Meng said. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Americans have been forced to endure demeaning and disgusting acts of...