To address 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 study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery, its subsequent 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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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 14 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on January 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jan 3, 2017
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H.R. 40 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, H.R. 40, 115th Cong. (2017).
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