(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – United States Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, recently took to the floor of the United States House of Representatives to call on her fellow legislators to pass H.R. 40 — The Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.
The legislation was originally drafted and proposed by Congressman John Conyers (now deceased) in 1989 and has never been passed.
Congresswoman Lee wants to see the legislation passed and enacted now.
During her speech on the floor of the House chamber, the congresswoman stated:
“We have worked hard to ensure the 9th Amendment and the equal protection of the law are viable parts of American society and constitutional rights. I rise today to promote H.R. 40 — the Commission to Study Slavery and Develop Reparation Proposals as a way of redress, repair, and restoration for the 246 years of slavery. I think it is important and an important moment for the country to pause and understand this historic moment in our history of the contributions that slaves made, including building this very place, the United States Capitol, and the White House, and as well the economic engine that they created when making cotton king. Never to be compensated.”
Here is the video:
Congresswoman Jackson Lee: "I rise today to promote the commission to study slavery and develop reparation proposals as a way of redress, repair and restoration for the 246 years of slavery." pic.twitter.com/TvUkyBNHql
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 24, 2022
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