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H.R.40 Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 24, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - The Constitution and Civil Justice

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  • 35% of users support H.R.40

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    35% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.40.
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    • On January 22, 2011, by fakk2 - I'm not saying African Americans don't have valid gripes about their treatment from certain employers, and I'm not saying African Americans don't experience some sort of racism (like almost all other groups do: women, men, chinese, hispanic, latino, gay, straight, etc...because we've all been discriminated against at some point whether we know it or not), but can we really blame slavery for how people live their lives now?

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      As noted by fakk2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 22, 2011, "I'm not saying African Americans don't have valid gripes about their treatment from certain employers, and I'm not saying African Americans don't experience some sort of racism (like almost all other groups do: women, men, chinese, hispanic, latino, gay, straight, etc...because we've all been discriminated against at some point whether we know it or not), but can we really blame slavery for how people live their lives now?"
    • On February 18, 2011, by MayorofAngryTown - Slavery ended in 1865, it's been over 145 years. It's difficult for me to understand that a belief of repression has not been all but diluted into an unfortunate "normally" sized demographic of people that were pre-disposed racists. As for the speak of compensation....I'm fairly certain that if you were alive and enslaved during that time in history and you became aware that a descendant of yours , 5 generations in the future, was attempting to be compensated off of the scars on your back and the years of oppressive slavery....my assumption would be saying you'd be disappointed would be putting it rather lightly. As it doesn't explain what form of compensation is to be awarded, I dont imagine any should be warranted to anyone but to those which were enslaved.

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      As noted by MayorofAngryTown, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 18, 2011, "Slavery ended in 1865, it's been over 145 years. It's difficult for me to understand that a belief of repression has not been all but diluted into an unfortunate "normally" sized demographic of people that were pre-disposed racists. As for the speak of compensation....I'm fairly certain that if you were alive and enslaved during that time in history and you became aware that a descendant of yours , 5 generations in the future, was attempting to be compensated off of the scars on your back and the years of oppressive slavery....my assumption would be saying you'd be disappointed would be putting it rather lightly. As it doesn't explain what form of compensation is to be awarded, I dont imagine any should be warranted to anyone but to those which were enslaved. "

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      As noted by http://www.c-span.org/johnrouda.com on July 11, 2012, "... Chairman (@michaelcburgess). Topic: The results of the House's health care repeal vote yesterday, which passed by a vote of 244 to 185, and what House Republicans intend to do now regarding health care. Updated: 2 hr., 40 min. ago ..." (/url?q=http://www.c-span.org/Events/Washington-Journal-for-Thursday-July-12/10737432289/&sa=U&ei=ymf_T7rZM-LC2QWUvYygBA&ved=0CDIQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNGq1E9IeW3OqFD6m3xYeaJT_weRWQ)
    • Don Quixote Ellison and H.R. 40 - Politics in Stereo - July 01, 2012 by True North - Don Quixote Ellison and H.R. 40. POSTED 06.30.2012 ON True North. US Rep. Keith Ellison is impassioned by ideals. In fact he holds ideals far above the people he is supposed to represent. Instead of working... READ MORE ...

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      As noted by True North on July 01, 2012, "Don Quixote Ellison and H.R. 40. POSTED 06.30.2012 ON True North. US Rep. Keith Ellison is impassioned by ideals. In fact he holds ideals far above the people he is supposed to represent. Instead of working... READ MORE ..." (/url?q=http://www.politicsinstereo.com/2012/06/30/don-quixote-ellison-and-h-r-40/&sa=U&ei=ZKfyT8feAcrI2gXFk6y7CA&ved=0CB8QmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFYaCbtTI0xRX_fWFEWAVPDW5ScJQ)
    • Don Quixote Ellison and H.R. 40 - Politics in Stereo - June 30, 2012 by True North - Don Quixote Ellison and H.R. 40. POSTED 06.30.2012 ON True North. US Rep. Keith Ellison is impassioned by ideals. In fact he holds ideals far above the people he is supposed to represent. Instead of working... READ MORE ...

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      As noted by True North on June 30, 2012, "Don Quixote Ellison and H.R. 40. POSTED 06.30.2012 ON True North. US Rep. Keith Ellison is impassioned by ideals. In fact he holds ideals far above the people he is supposed to represent. Instead of working... READ MORE ..." (/url?q=http://www.politicsinstereo.com/2012/06/30/don-quixote-ellison-and-h-r-40/&sa=U&ei=EUjwT9HWHcOG2gX83rCaCg&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEjpji_tg7M1FSogwsU6B3LoRM9TQ)

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    • Odesa Railways borrows Hr 205 million from Ukrsotsbank and VTB Bank - July 30, 2012 by KPNews.com - The loans were extended for 12 months. In particular, Ukrsotsbank opened credit lines worth Hr 40 million, and VTB Bank lent Hr 165.1 million. Odesa Railways operates in six regions: Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, and Vinnytsia.

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      As noted by KPNews.com on July 30, 2012, "The loans were extended for 12 months. In particular, Ukrsotsbank opened credit lines worth Hr 40 million, and VTB Bank lent Hr 165.1 million. Odesa Railways operates in six regions: Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, and Vinnytsia." (http://www.kyivpost.com/content/business/odesa-railways-borrows-uah-205-m-from-ukrsotsbank-and-vtb-bank.html)
    • STATE BASEBALL: Rigorous schedule preps Heelan for toughest pitcher yet - July 22, 2012 by Sioux City Journal - 367 batting average. Only third-seeded Benton (.373) is better. Kyle Heaton (.374, 2 HR, 40 RBIs) is another talented hitter for Heelan. Connor Niles (.366), Tony Myers (.366), Alex Burnett (.363) and Tyler Cropley (.362) are part of a team that batted

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      As noted by Sioux City Journal on July 22, 2012, "367 batting average. Only third-seeded Benton (.373) is better. Kyle Heaton (.374, 2 HR, 40 RBIs) is another talented hitter for Heelan. Connor Niles (.366), Tony Myers (.366), Alex Burnett (.363) and Tyler Cropley (.362) are part of a team that batted" (http://siouxcityjournal.com/high-school/heelan/state-baseball-rigorous-schedule-preps-heelan-for-toughest-pitcher-yet/article_4d3c0b3b-8bce-55d0-a737-31cf07f3c499.html?comment_form=true)
    • Opponent Profile: Redbirds remain grounded - July 16, 2012 by Examiner - 353, 13 HR, 36 RBI) from the disabled list after he had been out with a sore right elbow. Second baseman Pete Kozma (.231, 7 HR, 40 RBI) and shortstop Ryan Jackson (.271, 5 HR, 30 RBI) are still plugging along, at least offering up good defense.

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      As noted by Examiner on July 16, 2012, "353, 13 HR, 36 RBI) from the disabled list after he had been out with a sore right elbow. Second baseman Pete Kozma (.231, 7 HR, 40 RBI) and shortstop Ryan Jackson (.271, 5 HR, 30 RBI) are still plugging along, at least offering up good defense." (http://www.examiner.com/article/opponent-profile-redbirds-remain-grounded)
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