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H.R. 1055: Commission to Study Family Reconstruction Proposals for African-Americans Unjustly Impacted by the “War on Drugs” Act of 2017

To acknowledge the fundamental injustice and the subsequent de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against those African-Americans impacted by the "War on Drugs" and the subsequent disparate and discriminatory mass incarceration, to determine the role that private corporations played in the prison industrial complex, to determine the impact of these forces on their families, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Bobby Rush

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
Length: 10 pages

Feb 14, 2017


Introduced on Feb 14, 2017

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Feb 14, 2017

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