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Official Titles as Introduced

A concurrent resolution apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African Americans.

Actions Overview (2)

06/18/2009Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.(text: CR S6761-6762)
06/11/2009Introduced in Senate

All Actions (6)

Date Chamber
06/18/2009HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
06/18/2009SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/18/2009-6:26pmHouseReceived in the House.
06/18/2009SenateResolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: CR S6761-6762)
06/18/2009SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6761-6768)
06/11/2009SenateSubmitted in the Senate and ordered held at desk by unanimous consent. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6568-6569)

Cosponsors (43)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Brownback, Sam [R-KS]* 06/11/2009
Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI]* 06/11/2009
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 06/11/2009
Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA]* 06/11/2009
Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ]* 06/11/2009
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 06/11/2009
Sen. Bond, Christopher S. [R-MO]* 06/11/2009
Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS]* 06/11/2009
Sen. Burris, Roland [D-IL] 06/15/2009
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 06/16/2009
Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA] 06/16/2009
Sen. Begich, Mark [D-AK] 06/16/2009
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] 06/16/2009
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 06/16/2009
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] 06/16/2009
Sen. Lincoln, Blanche L. [D-AR] 06/16/2009
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] 06/16/2009
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 06/17/2009
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 06/17/2009
Sen. Bayh, Evan [D-IN] 06/17/2009
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 06/17/2009
Sen. Corker, Bob [R-TN] 06/18/2009
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 06/18/2009
Sen. Feingold, Russell D. [D-WI] 06/18/2009
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 06/18/2009
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 06/18/2009
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 06/18/2009
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 06/18/2009
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 06/18/2009
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO] 06/18/2009
Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] 06/18/2009
Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] 06/18/2009
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD] 06/18/2009
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 06/18/2009
Sen. Udall, Mark [D-CO] 06/18/2009
Sen. Pryor, Mark L. [D-AR] 06/18/2009
Sen. Nelson, Ben [D-NE] 06/18/2009
Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT] 06/18/2009
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 06/18/2009
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] 06/18/2009
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 06/18/2009
Sen. Specter, Arlen [D-PA] 06/18/2009
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 06/18/2009

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary06/18/2009 Referred to

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Subjects (4)

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Passed Senate without amendment (06/18/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow laws.

Apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow laws.

Expresses Congress's recommitment to the principle that all people are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and calls on all people of the United States to work toward eliminating racial prejudices, injustices, and discrimination from our society.

Declares that nothing in this resolution authorizes, supports, or serves as a settlement of any claim against the United States.