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The House of Representatives committee supports the slavery compensation committee that could award MILLIONS of dollars to black Americans

The House Judiciary Committee backed a slavery that would give trillions of dollars to black Americans.

The committee voted 25 to 17 on Wednesday to pass a bill that would form a committee to study compensation for black Americans who are descended from slaves.


Representatives Joyce Beatty and Sheila Jackson Lee talk after the Commission votes to form a slave compensation committeeCredit: AP

“No bill like that has ever come this far in the history of Congress of the United States,” to speak Texas Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, one of the sponsors of the bill.

The bill was originally introduced in the House of Representatives in 1989 but never went to a committee vote.

If the bill passes, it would create a committee of 13 people tasked with “studying the effects of slavery and racism, holding hearings and proposing ‘countermeasures’. suits ‘for Congress.’

Jackson Lee said the remedies were for debate, saying the commission would present Congress with a number of proposals that could help end the economic, medical and educational racial disparities.

President Biden also supported a compensation study and showed interest in potential law proposed by the commission.

However, Republicans are not on the board, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McConnell said in 2019: “I don’t think it is a good idea to compensate for something that happened 150 years ago, for which none of us currently live to be held accountable.

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