"I disagree with Joe that Build Back Better is going to add to inflation," said the Democrat, pointing out economists have called the bill "anti-inflationary."
Speaker Pelosi said on the House floor: "The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill will strengthen our defenses against any anti-AAPI violence, speeding our response to hate crime."
The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 94 to 1 on Thursday, with the House to consider similar legislation in the coming weeks.
Before passing legislation to curb hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Island Americans, Senate Democrats stopped Republicans from including discrimination against Asian Americans in college admissions.
In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the Senate voted 94 to 1 to pass the COVID Hate Crimes Act on Thursday.
"Fear has been motivating them," the Democratic lawmaker said of her GOP colleagues.
"What a small, scared President we have had," one Democrat representative tweeted. "Better days ahead."
Senate Judiciary Committee members Chris Coons and Mazie Hirono told Newsweek they're uncertain if they'll participate in the forthcoming hearing, signaling they may snub the process in an apparent rebuke to Republicans filling the vacancy before Election Day.
A trio of Democratic senators are seeking information about Facebook's policies by July 10 as the social network is facing a major advertising boycott, with several brands halting their spending.
"I think that's farcical. There's no doubt about it. This lieutenant colonel was born in the Ukraine," Kilmeade said.
"As expected, the right-wing will impugn someone's character," Senator Mazie Hirono said.
The attorney general labeled the controversy he's found himself enveloped in as "mind-bendingly bizarre."
"I've decided that the reason he doesn't say my name is because he can't figure out how to pronounce it."
Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii will donate her pay to Hawaii's food banks.
"I would hardly be able to stand it," Hirono told MSNBC Thursday.
"Donald Trump is able to actually connect with people emotionally and they are so frustrated," reacted The Five's Dana Perino.
Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono said Tuesday that Democrats "need to speak to the heart" instead of conveying to Americans how much liberals know about issues.
"The states are very busy passing all kinds of laws that would limit a woman's right to choose. It's those things that will go before Justice Kavanaugh," Senator Mazie Hirono warned.
"She is a sexist," Conway said of Senator Mazie Hirono.
On Wednesday, Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono asked a federal court nominee whether he had a history with sexual misconduct. He had to answer under oath.
Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono has become the party's point person for fighting repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Sessions had been dismissive toward a Hawaiian judge who opposed Trump's travel ban.