House To Vote On Slavery Reparations Bill The House of Representatives will hold a historic vote on the issue of slavery reparations, after a bill was advanced by the Judiciary Committee this week. The bill, H.R. 40, would create a commission to study the idea of offering reparations as a “national apology” to black Americans for slavery and racial discrimination. The bill passed by a relatively narrow 25-17 vote and could face a tough time getting passed by the full House. A vote on the bill could be scheduled sometime this summer. What are your feelings about reparations? What would be the best way to go about it?
Lawmakers in the House of Representative debate a bill on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. Lawmakers approved a massive income tax cut backers say provides much-needed relief but that opponents say is a giveaway to the rich that will result in long-lasting harm. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)