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H.R.40: Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor John Conyers Jr., D-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act - Establishes the Commission to Study 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.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.