Senate Simple Resolution 580
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A resolution condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 14, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 14, 2020
Latest Action
May 14, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Simple Resolution
Simple Resolution
A form of legislative measure introduced and potentially acted upon by only one congressional chamber and used for the regulation of business only within the chamber of origin. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Res. or S.Res. Joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
580
Congress
116
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Primary focus of measure is discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Measures concerning abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health policy area.
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Washington
Washington
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

This resolution calls on all public officials to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination, and religious intolerance related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), and to call on federal law enforcement officials, working with state and local officials, to take specified steps.

It calls on federal officials to expeditiously investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes and incidents and threats against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, and investigate and prosecute perpetrators.

The resolution recommits the United States to serving as a world leader in building more inclusive, diverse, and tolerant societies by (1) prioritizing language access and inclusivity in communication practices, and (2) combating misinformation and discrimination that put Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/14/2020
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S2457)
05/14/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 15, 2020 4:27:20 AM
Updated
Jun 16, 2020 1:01:03 PM