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

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2007
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 40 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 2005

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

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 06, 2009

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2007
 
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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1/4/2007--Introduced.
Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act - Establishes the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.

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