House Bill HR 40, which has been referred to committee, would create a commission to investigate reparations proposals for African-American slavery.
United States: H.R. 40 Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act
America: Slavery and Jim Crow
Introduced: Jan 6, 2015
Status: Referred to Committee on Jan 6, 2015
This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 6, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.
Sponsor: John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district
To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.
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