Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-39), Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation and one of the first Korean American women to serve in Congress, outlined what the Biden administration’s U.S.-South Korea priorities should be ahead of tomorrow’s meeting between President Joe Biden and South Korea President Moon Jae-In.
Rep. Kim will be joining Congressional leadership to meet President Moon Jae-In this afternoon.
The rise in violence and hateful actions we have seen across U.S. communities during the COVID-19 pandemic is abhorrent, unacceptable and must stop. This is wrong and not reflective of the country that decades ago welcomed my family and me from South Korea. It also undermines the millions of Asian Americans contributing to our country each day.
With the debate to provide COVID-19 relief well underway, Congressional leadership from both sides of the aisle should come together to provide targeted relief directly to local communities so relief goes to those who need it most.