Full List of 63 Republicans Who Voted Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill

President Joe Biden has signed legislation aimed at addressing hate crimes against Asian Americans after the bill won overwhelming support in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Biden signed the bill into law the East Room of the White House on Thursday and called hatred and racism "the ugly poison that has long haunted and plagued our nation."

Democrats Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Representative Grace Meng of New York introduced the legislation, which aims to expedite the review of COVID-19 related hate crimes that have been reported to law enforcement.

The new law will also assist law enforcement by creating ways to report hate crimes online and perform public outreach.

In addition, the law directs the attorney general and the Department of Health and Human Services to set out best practice guidelines on how to mitigate racially discriminatory language related to the COVID pandemic.

Vice President Kamala Harris welcomed the law in remarks she made while introducing Biden on Thursday. She highlighted recent incidents of violence against Asians and Asian-Americans.

"This violence — it did not come from nowhere, and none of it is new. In my life, my lived experience, I have seen how hate can pervade our communities," Harris said.

"I have seen how hate can impede our progress. And I have seen how people uniting against hate can strengthen our country," she said.

The bill passed the Senate last month 94 to 1, with Republican Missouri Senator Josh Hawley the only member of the chamber to vote against it. Hawley later explained his decision on Twitter.

"My big problem with Sen Hirono's bill that Senate voted on today is that it turns the federal government into the speech police; gives government sweeping authority to decide what counts as offensive speech and then monitor it. Raises big free speech questions," Hawley said.

The House passed the bill on Tuesday by a vote of 364 to 62. All the votes against the measure came from Republicans.

Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma's 4th congressional district voted "nay" by accident, according to his office. He had intended to vote in favor and informed the House of the fact, which is reflected in the congressional record.

The full list of Republicans who voted against the bill is as follows according to the Clerk of the House of Representatives:

Robert Aderholt (Alabama), Rick Allen (Georgia), Jodey Arrington (Texas), Brian Babin (Texas), Jim Banks (Indiana), Andy Biggs (Arizona), Dan Bishop (North Carolina), Lauren Boebert (Colorado), Mo Brooks (Alabama), Ted Budd (North Carolina).

Tim Burchett (Tennessee), Kat Cammack (Florida), Jerry Carl (Alabama), Madison Cawthorn (North Carolina), Michael Cloud (Texas), Andrew Clyde (Georgia), Tom Cole (Oklahoma), Warren Davidson (Ohio), Byron Donalds (Florida), Jeff Duncan (South Carolina).

Virginia Foxx (North Carolina), Matt Gaetz (Florida), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Bob Good (Virginia), Lance Gooden (Texas), Paul Gosar (Arizona), Mark Green (Tennessee), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia).

Michael Guest (Mississippi), Andy Harris (Maryland), Diana Harshbarger (Tennessee), Kevin Hern (Oklahoma), Yvette Herrell (New Mexico), Jody Hice (Georgia), Clay Higgins (Louisiana), Ronny Jackson (Texas), Mike Johnson (Louisiana), Jim Jordan (Ohio).

Trent Kelly (Mississippi), Doug LaMalfa (California), Barry Loudermilk (Georgia), Nancy Mace (South Carolina), Tracey Mann (Kansas), Thomas Massie (Kentucky), Tom McClintock (California), Mary Miller (Illinois), Alex Mooney (West Virginia).

Barry Moore (Alabama), Ralph Norman (South Carolina), Steven Palazzo (Mississippi), Gary Palmer (Alabama), Scott Perry (Pennsylvania), August Pfluger (Texas), Tom Rice (South Carolina), John Rose (Tennessee), Matt Rosendale (Montana).

David Rouzer (North Carolina), Chip Roy (Texas), John Rutherford (Florida), Greg Steube (Florida), Tom Tiffany (Wisconsin), Randy Weber (Texas).

Newsweek has asked Senator Josh Hawley and the House Republican leadership for comment.

UPDATE, 5/22/21 4.20 a.m. E.T.: This article has been updated to note that Rep. Tom Cole voted against the bill by accident.

Josh Hawley Attends the Senate Judiciary Committee
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) attends a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Hawley was the only senator to vote against the new anti-Asian hate crime law. Evelyn Hockstein-Pool/Getty Images