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H.R. 1931: Japanese American Confinement Education ActNorman Y. Mineta Japanese American Confinement Education Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 15, 2022 (Reported by House Committee).


Union Calendar No. 199


2d Session

H. R. 1931

[Report No. 117–271]


March 16, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Takano, Mr. Young, Ms. Chu, Mr. Buck, Ms. Meng, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. Norton, Mr. Kahele, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Porter, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Suozzi, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. San Nicolas, Mr. Khanna, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Carson, Mr. Harder of California, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Omar, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Bera, and Mr. Case) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

March 15, 2022

Additional sponsors: Mr. Cohen, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Lieu, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Pressley, Ms. Strickland, Mr. Welch, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Malinowski, Mr. Pocan, Mrs. Torres of California, Mr. Huffman, Ms. DelBene, Mrs. Kim of California, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Jones, Mr. Correa, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Stewart, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Kim of New Jersey, Mr. Moore of Utah, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Owens, Mr. Sablan, Mrs. Axne, Ms. Cheney, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Katko, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Levin of California, Ms. Stansbury, Mr. Costa, Ms. Williams of Georgia, Ms. McCollum, and Ms. Bass

March 15, 2022

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on March 16, 2021


To provide competitive grants for the promotion of Japanese American confinement education as a means to understand the importance of democratic principles, use and abuse of power, and to raise awareness about the importance of cultural tolerance toward Japanese Americans, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Japanese American Confinement Education Act.


Japanese American confinement education

Public Law 109–441 (120 Stat. 3290) is amended—


in section 2, by adding at the end the following:


Japanese American organization

The term Japanese American organization means a 501c(3) organization within the United States established to promote the understanding and appreciation of the ethnic and cultural diversity of the United States by illustrating the Japanese American experience throughout the history of the United States.


Japanese American confinement education grants

The term Japanese American Confinement Education Grants means grants, through the Japanese American Confinement Sites Program, for a Japanese American organization to educate individuals, including through the use of digital resources, in the United States on the historical importance of American confinement during World War II so that present and future generations may learn from Japanese American confinement and the commitment of the United States to equal justice under the law.



in section 4—


by inserting (a) In general.— before There are authorized;


by striking $38,000,000 and inserting $80,000,000; and


at the end of the section, inserting the following:


Japanese American Confinement Education Grants

Of the amounts made available under this section, not more than $10,000,000 shall be awarded as Japanese American Confinement Education Grants to Japanese American organizations. Such grants shall be in an amount not less than $750,000 and the Secretary shall give priority consideration to Japanese Americans Organizations with fewer than 100 employees.


March 15, 2022

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed