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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To acknowledge 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 examine the institution of slavery, subsequently 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.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/06/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
01/22/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/06/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 04/13/2016
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 05/12/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/06/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice01/22/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/06/2015)

Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act

Establishes the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.