About the bill
Is the project “racially divisive” or a meaningful retelling of American history from the perspective of a too-often-excluded demographic?
Started in August 2019, the New York Times’ 1619 Project is an initiative by the publication to reframe the origins for many of today’s current political issues in the context of slavery and its aftermath. Named after the year that slaves first arrived in the colonies, the project’s essays, photography collages, and podcast episodes have titles such as:
- “Why doesn’t the United States have universal health care? The answer begins with policies enacted after the Civil War.”
- “Myths about physician racial differences were used to justify slavery — and are still believed by doctors today.”
- “The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Arkansas. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Length: 5 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on July 23, 2020, 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).
1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)
Jul 23, 2020
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Jun 10, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2035 (117th).
S. 4292 (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 S. 4292. 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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