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H.Res. 919: Declaring unconditional war on racism and invidious discrimination and providing for the establishment of a Cabinet-level Department of Reconciliation charged with eliminating racism and invidious discrimination.

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About the resolution

Opponents would rather “shut the DoR.”


The last new Cabinet-level department created was Homeland Security in 2002, formed in the aftermath of 2001’s terrorist attacks. Rep. Al Green and his co-sponsors believe that issues relating to race in America — in areas including policing, wealth disparities, and ballot access — demand a similar 9/11-level “reckoning” moment that calls for another new Cabinet department.

Last year, GovTrack Insider covered a proposal to create a Department of Peacebuilding, primarily intended to limit or prevent overseas wars. Now, new congressional legislation would create a Department of Reconciliation, a somewhat similar Cabinet-level department focused more domestically than internationally, tasked with attempting to “eliminate racism” in the U.S.

What the legislation does

The department would be headed by a Secretary of Reconciliation, …

Sponsor and status

Al Green

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Feb 9, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 9, 2022

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 9, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


33 Cosponsors (33 Democrats)



Feb 9, 2022

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H.Res. 919 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 919. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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