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WH to Add AAPI Liaison After Sens. Duckworth & Hirono Protest Lack of Asian American Appointees

HeadlineMar 24, 2021

Democratic Senators Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii stepped back from their threat to block upcoming votes on Biden’s nominees who are not people of color in protest over the lack of Asian Americans named to top positions. The senators said they received assurances from the White House late Tuesday, which vowed to add a senior-level Asian American Pacific Islander liaison.

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