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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

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

Official Titles

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
01/03/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
06/19/2019Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
01/03/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/03/2019Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/03/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (141)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]* 01/03/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 01/28/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 02/05/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 02/25/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 02/25/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 02/26/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 03/05/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 03/18/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 03/25/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 04/04/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 04/08/2019
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 04/08/2019
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] 04/08/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 04/15/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 04/15/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 04/15/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 04/18/2019
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 04/18/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 04/18/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 04/18/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 04/18/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 04/18/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 04/18/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 04/18/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 04/25/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 04/25/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 04/25/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 04/25/2019
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 05/01/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 05/01/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 05/22/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 05/22/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 05/22/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 06/13/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 06/13/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 06/18/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 06/18/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 06/18/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 06/18/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/18/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 06/18/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 06/18/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 06/19/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 06/19/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 06/20/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/24/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 06/24/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 06/24/2019
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 06/24/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 06/24/2019
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 06/24/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 06/24/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 06/24/2019
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 06/24/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 06/24/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 06/24/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 06/25/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 06/25/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 06/25/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 06/25/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 06/25/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 06/25/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 06/25/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 06/25/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 06/25/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 06/26/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 06/26/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 06/26/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 07/09/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 07/10/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 07/10/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 07/12/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 07/12/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 07/12/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 07/12/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 07/12/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 07/12/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 07/12/2019
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 07/12/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 07/12/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 07/12/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 07/12/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 07/12/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 07/12/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 07/15/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 07/19/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 07/19/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 07/23/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 07/23/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 07/24/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 07/30/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 08/02/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 09/06/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 09/09/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 09/17/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 09/18/2019
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 10/31/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 11/08/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 12/05/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 02/21/2020
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 02/21/2020
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 02/21/2020
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 05/01/2020
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 05/19/2020
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 06/25/2020
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 06/30/2020
Rep. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large] 06/30/2020
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 06/30/2020
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 07/01/2020
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 07/01/2020
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 07/01/2020
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 07/01/2020
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 07/09/2020
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 07/16/2020
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 07/20/2020
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 07/21/2020
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 07/24/2020
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 07/29/2020

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)

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. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies. Among other requirements, the commission shall identify (1) the role of federal and state governments in supporting the institution of slavery, (2) forms of discrimination in the public and private sectors against freed slaves and their descendants, and (3) lingering negative effects of slavery on living African-Americans and society.