President Donald Trump signs 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act into law

President Donald Trump signs 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act into law

Sponsor: Congressman Bobby Scott | Representing the 3rd District of Virginia (Introduced 02/28/2017)


This bill establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619.

The commission must:

  • plan programs to acknowledge the impact that slavery and laws that enforced racial discrimination had on the United States;
  • encourage civic, patriotic, historical, educational, artistic, religious, and economic organizations to organize and participate in anniversary activities;
  • assist states, localities, and nonprofit organizations to further the commemoration; and
  • coordinate for the public scholarly research on the arrival of Africans in the United States and their contributions to this country.

(Sec. 7) The commission must prepare a strategic plan and submit a final report to Congress that contains a summary of its activities, an accounting of its received and expended funds, and its recommendations.

(Sec. 8) The commission shall terminate on July 1, 2020.

(Sec. 9) All expenditures of the commission shall be made solely from donated funds.

Cosponsor Date Cosponsored

Democrat
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 03/01/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 03/01/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 03/07/2017
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 03/07/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 03/07/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 03/07/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 03/16/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 03/17/2017
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 03/27/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 03/27/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 03/27/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 03/29/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 03/29/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 05/01/2017
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 05/01/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 05/01/2017
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 05/01/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 05/01/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 05/01/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 05/01/2017

Republican
Rep. Taylor, Scott [R-VA-2]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]* 02/28/2017
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 03/29/2017
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 04/08/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 05/01/2017

Cosponsors by Political Party
Democratic [47]
Republican [6]

Cosponsors by U.S. State or Territory
Virginia [8]
Florida [5]
New York [5]
California [4]
Maryland [4]
Illinois [3]
Massachusetts [2]
Michigan [2]
Minnesota [2]
New Jersey [2]
North Carolina [2]
Texas [2]
Arizona [1]
District of Columbia [1]
Georgia [1]
Louisiana [1]
Missouri [1]
Nebraska [1]
Ohio [1]
Oregon [1]
Pennsylvania [1]
Rhode Island [1]
Tennessee [1]
Wisconsin [1]

H.R.40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act
https://dilemma-x.net/2017/02/07/h-r-40-commission-to-study-and-develop-reparation-proposals-for-african-americans-act/

Reparations: Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama and America’s apology
https://dilemma-x.net/2013/01/20/2013-barack-obamas-2nd-term-inauguration-martin-luther-king-jr-and-reparations/

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