Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, seen here at the Capitol in February, sponsored the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to address the rise of violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 12: Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) answers questions from reporters in the Senate subway during a break in the fourth day of the Senates second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on February 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trumps defense team begins their presentation of the defense that Trump should not be held responsible for the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol on First Amendment grounds and the fact that he is no longer in office. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)