Tag: Mazie Hirono

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New Study Shows Historic Diversity and Inclusion Within Senate Democrats’ Staffing and Workforce

Elected and federally appointed officials aren’t the only ones making government more diverse and inclusive. A new government survey has revealed that more than 38% of people working on the Democratic side of the Senate also identify as non-Caucasian. CNN’s Daniella Diaz and Ali Zaslav have reported on the survey,…

Judy Chu

House Passes COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act Intended to Help Combat Ongoing Wave of Anti-Asian Violence within the US

The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act was approved by the House of Representatives on May 18 by a vote of 364-62. The bill, which was designed to address the increase in hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, had already been approved by the Senate last month….

Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono

Two Top Asian American Democrats, Angered Over Lack of Diversity in Biden Cabinet, Threaten to Block Votes of Future Nominees

Angered over the lack of Asian American representation among President Joe Biden’s Cabinet, Senators Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii are threatening to begin voting against future White House Cabinet nominees who aren’t diverse minorities. Duckworth, the first Thai American woman elected to Congress and the first…

Jeb Bush Insults Asians To Relieve Backlash from Latinos

Jeb Bush on Wednesday received more criticism for his “anchor babies” remarks, this time from Asian-American leaders who said Bush was insulting them to deflect from the backlash he was receiving from Hispanic voters. Bush first used the term during a radio interview last week in reference to children born…