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Short Titles as Introduced

Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/03/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
03/08/2018-11:58amASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/12/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/03/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (35)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 01/04/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 01/04/2017
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 01/04/2017
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 02/03/2017
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 02/16/2017
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 02/16/2017
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 03/01/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 03/01/2017
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 03/01/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 03/29/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 03/29/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 06/07/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 06/21/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 06/29/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 09/14/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 05/15/2018
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 06/26/2018
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 06/26/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary01/03/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice01/12/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/03/2017)

Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop 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.