HR 40

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 40

To acknowledge 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 examine the institution of slavery, subsequently 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 5, 2011

Mr. CONYERS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To acknowledge 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 examine the institution of slavery, subsequently 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.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT AND DUTIES.

SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP.

SEC. 5. POWERS OF THE COMMISSION.

SEC. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

SEC. 7. TERMINATION.

SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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