SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN DUCKWORTH-HIRONO BILL TO HONOR CHINESE-AMERICAN WWII VETERANS

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation this week introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to recognize the tremendous contributions made by more than 13,000 Chinese-American World War II Veterans. The Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act will authorize Congress to award the highest civilian honor – a Congressional Gold Medal – to these dedicated Veterans, including the approximately 50 Chinese-American WWII Veterans who call Illinois home.

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Joyce Liu