Booker to Introduce Reparations Study Bill in the Senate

4/9/2019

Senator Cory Booker is introducing a Senate bill to study reparations for African Americans. It will be a companion bill to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's legislation, which would also create a congressional panel to study the possibility of reparations for the descendants of slaves.

Booker hinted at the legislation last month during a CNN town hall, where he criticized the dialogue around reparations, saying it's "reduced to a box to check on a presidential list, when this is so much more of a serious conversation."

On the same day as the bill was introduced, Booker tweeted “Our hope is this will finally begin to right the economic wrongs of persistent racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our nation."

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