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S. 40: Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act

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A bill 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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Cory Booker

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2021
Length: 14 pages
Introduced
Jan 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Jan 25, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 25, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

22 Cosponsors (21 Democrats, 1 Independent)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
See Instead

H.R. 40 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Apr 14, 2021

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Booker, Lee Renew Effort to Create Congressional Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation
    — Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ] (Sponsor) on Feb 25, 2021

Senators Markey, Sullivan, and Van Hollen to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Affordable, Safe, and Healthy Transportation OptionsRead More
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 26, 2021

Senators Sullivan, Markey, and Van Hollen to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Affordable, Safe, and Healthy Transportation Options
    — Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK] on Feb 26, 2021

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History

Jan 25, 2021
 
Introduced

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Mar 24, 2021
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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Passed Senate

 
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Signed by the President

S. 40 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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