A bill introduced in the House of Representatives with the goal to form a commission to study reparations for African Americans is getting major support.
With Democrats now in control of the house, the likelihood of the legislation to go through is pretty certain, California’s Rep. Karen Bass told The Hill.
“I don’t think there needs to be pressure, we’re in charge,” Bass said. “It’s being discussed, I’m sure we’re going to get there.”
The bill only calls for a study of possible reparations for slavery rather than actual payments.
The issue of reparations has picked up the pace on the campaign trail with 2020 hopefuls like Sens. Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in support of it.
This was not always the case. Former Rep. John Conyers Jr., for
Now Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has taken up the mantle
“I do think it has traction,” she told The Hill. “People are not hesitating to openly support it and push for it. I think we have a very good chance of having a hearing some point.”