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Biden Would Support a Study of Reparations, Press Sec Says, Dodging Question of If He'd Vote for Bill

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2021
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Joe Biden supports a study of reparations, but did not say whether Biden would sign a reparations bill that members of Congress are debating this week.

A reporter asked Psaki during a Wednesday news conference about H.R. 40 specifically, a bill that Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas reintroduced in the House earlier this year. The bill proposes creating "a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery," as well as...

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