Headline RoundupJune 19th, 2019

House Committee Hears Testimony Regarding Reparations

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The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties heard testimony today regarding H.R. 40, a bill that would permit the legislative branch to explore the idea of reparations for slavery. The bill sparked controversy along the ideological spectrum. Some 2020 Democrats like the idea, but none discussed concrete plans for its execution. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been outspoken against the bill, saying that "none of us currently living are responsible." The idea of reparations is not popular among voters. The majority of voters (68%) say they do not support cash reparations to descendants of slaves. About 1 in every 3 African American voters do not support reparations; about 8 in 10 white voters do not support reparations.

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