H.R. 40 (108th): Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act


Jan 7, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Conyers Jr.

Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2003
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

1/7/2003--Introduced.Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act - Establishes the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans to examine:(1) the institution of slavery which existed within the United States ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 2003

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 40”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


40 cosponsors (40D) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 40 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 3, 2001

H.R. 40 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 2005

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