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H.R. 40 (116th): Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

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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

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Length: 14 pages
Introduced
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

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173 Cosponsors (173 Democrats)

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What legislators are saying

congresswoman sheila Jackson Lee statement on the historic hearing on h.r. 40 - a bill to establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for african americans
    — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] (Sponsor) on Jun 20, 2019

Congressman Engel Marks the 151st Anniversary of the 14th Amendment
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 9, 2019

Celebrating Juneteenth With A Good Friend
    — Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT] on Jun 19, 2019

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History

Jan 3, 2019
 
Introduced

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H.R. 40 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 40. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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