A bill to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Length: 8 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 20, 2021
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 20, 2021.
44 Cosponsors (42 Democrats, 2 Independents)
Statement of Administration Policy
President Joseph Biden [D]: S.937 – COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act of 2021 (Apr 14, 2021)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Zeldin to Support Legislation Combating Asian American Hate on House Floor Today”
— Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1, 2015-2022] on May 18, 2021
“President Biden Signs Legislation to Combat Discrimination Against Asian Americans After Rep. Luria Supports House Passage”
— Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA2, 2019-2022] on May 20, 2021
“Congressman Panetta Supports House Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, Bill Advances to President for Signature”
— Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA19] on May 19, 2021
This bill incorporates provisions from:
H.R. 2383: Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act of 2021
Introduced on Apr 8, 2021. 90% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 1086: Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act
Introduced on Apr 13, 2021. 90% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 937 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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