H.R. 40: Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

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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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 3, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Jan 3, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 3, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

John Conyers Jr.

Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 14 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 3, 2017
 
Introduced

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Ordered Reported

 
Passed House (Senate next)

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 40 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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