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HR 40, 116th CONGRESS, 1st Session, United States Library of Congress, Introduced in House  January 3, 2019

 

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.

 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

Ms. Jackson Lee (for herself, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Moore, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Payne, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Green of Texas, Ms. Norton, Mr. Rush, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Engel, Mr. Richmond, Ms. Bass, and Mr. Evans) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

 

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