The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on violence against the Asian American community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release.

Committee members announced Tuesday that the panel will interview several Asian American members of Congress, including Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthJohn Oliver calls Tucker Carlson a ‘vessel … for white supremacist talking points’Overnight Defense: Tucker Carlson comments cause military rage | Capitol guard duty questioned | Vet who served in Marine One unit charged in insurrectionDuckworth slams Tucker Carlson over remarks on women in the militaryMORE (D-Ill.), and will address rises in hate speech, physical attacks and other discrimination faced by Asian Americans in recent months.

THIS WEEK: @HouseJudiciary will hold a hearing on Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans this Thursday, March 18th at 10:00 AM EDT.

House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) March 16, 2021

Full witness list for the @HouseJudiciary hearing on Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans:

House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudiciary) March 16, 2021

The Judiciary Committee’s hearing comes as attacks against Asian Americans and in particular elderly members of the community have sparked outrage nationwide. Many of the attacks have occurred in New York City and Oakland, Calif., where significant Asian American community centers are located.

In February, a Buddhist temple was vandalized and set on fire in Los Angeles, while just days ago a man was arrested for allegedly shoving a 75-year-old Asian American man to the ground in Oakland’s Chinatown district.

“Our own seniors in Chinatown, they call me and they say they are afraid to go out and walk on their own streets. Thats pretty sad in the middle of a pandemic,” the head of Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce said after the latest incident.

Prominent celebrities in the Asian American community have also spoken out about the violence, including actor Daniel Dae Kim.

The number of hate crimes against Asian Americans continues to skyrocket, despite our repeated pleas for help, Kim wrote on Instagram last month. The crimes are too often ignored and even excused. … #EnoughisEnough.”