H.R.40 - Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 01/04/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Meetings:||04/14/21 10:00AM|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/14/2021 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 17. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.40 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
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.