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S. 857: African American Civil Rights Network Act

About the bill

A bipartisan bill would establish an official network of sites, programs, and research facilities for important spots related to the Civil Rights movement.

What the bill does

The African American Civil Rights Network Act, labelled H.R. 1927 in the House and S. 857 in the Senate, passed the House last month.

Among the locations cited for potential inclusion in the African American Civil Right Network are:

  • The Memphis, Tennessee temple where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final speech before his assassination.
  • The Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church ...

Sponsor and status

Sherrod Brown

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Ohio. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 5, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Apr 5, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Apr 5, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 5, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

History

Apr 5, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

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Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate (House next)

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Passed House

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Signed by the President

S. 857 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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