H.R. 40 (110th): Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

Introduced:

Jan 4, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2007
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.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 40 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 2005

H.R. 40 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 2009

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History

Introduced
Jan 4, 2007

Details

Cosponsors
24 cosponsors (24D) (show)
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Votes

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