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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) 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
01/04/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
03/01/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/04/2021Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E2)
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (175)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Del. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 01/04/2021
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 01/04/2021
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 01/04/2021
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Williams, Nikema [D-GA-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 01/04/2021
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 01/04/2021
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Jones, Mondaire [D-NY-17]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 01/04/2021
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Strickland, Marilyn [D-WA-10]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6]* 01/04/2021
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Bowman, Jamaal [D-NY-16]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1]* 01/04/2021
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 01/05/2021
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 01/05/2021
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 01/05/2021
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 01/06/2021
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 01/06/2021
Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15] 01/06/2021
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 01/06/2021
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 01/11/2021
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 01/11/2021
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 01/11/2021
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 01/11/2021
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 01/15/2021
Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3] 01/15/2021
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 01/15/2021
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 01/21/2021
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 01/21/2021
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 01/25/2021
Rep. Kahele, Kaiali'i [D-HI-2] 01/28/2021
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 01/28/2021
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 01/28/2021
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 01/28/2021
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 01/28/2021
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 01/28/2021
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 01/28/2021
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 02/01/2021
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 02/01/2021
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 02/01/2021
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 02/01/2021
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 02/03/2021
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 02/04/2021
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 02/04/2021
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 02/04/2021
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 02/04/2021
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 02/04/2021
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 02/04/2021
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/04/2021
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 02/05/2021
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 02/05/2021
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 02/05/2021
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 02/11/2021
Rep. Jacobs, Sara [D-CA-53] 02/11/2021
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 02/15/2021
Rep. Auchincloss, Jake [D-MA-4] 02/15/2021
Del. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large] 02/15/2021
Del. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 02/18/2021
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 02/18/2021
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 02/18/2021
Rep. Ross, Deborah K. [D-NC-2] 02/18/2021
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 02/18/2021
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 02/24/2021
Rep. Mrvan, Frank J. [D-IN-1] 02/24/2021
Rep. Manning, Kathy E. [D-NC-6] 04/05/2021
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 04/05/2021
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 04/05/2021
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 04/05/2021
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 04/05/2021
Rep. Bourdeaux, Carolyn [D-GA-7] 04/08/2021

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary01/04/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties03/01/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/04/2021)

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.

The commission shall identify (1) the role of the 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.