This is nice.
The bill is not going anywhere even in the House.
As with nationwide red flag gun legislation, a new domestic terrorism law, federalizing state elections, comprehensive immigration reform, the Equality Act or packing the Supreme Court, it is nice to know where Democrats stand on the issues so we can decide whether to maintain to keep their current majority in Congress. Is this why it is absolutely necessary to nuke the filibuster?
“Reparations legislation could soon be headed to the House floor for the first time in more than three decades. Now comes the hard part.
Wednesday night, the House Judiciary Committee voted to bring H.R. 40 out of committee — a historic feat not accomplished since the late Rep.John Conyers (D-Mich.) first introduced a reparations bill in 1989.The legislation has been introduced in every Congress since then but never made it past a committee vote until last night, where it was approved with the support of 25 Democrats over 17 Republicans. …
While both parties have been reticent to embrace reparations legislation in the past, the majority of Republicans oppose it. A February POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found that 60 percent of Democrats support the formation of a committee to study reparations while 74 percent of Republicans oppose it. Many on the right argue that today’s lawmakers should not be held responsible for mistakes of the past, like enslavement. …”
Where do BIPOC people stand on reparations for slavery?
If you are a “Latinx” or Asian voter, then your ancestors were almost certainly not here in 1865. The same is true of all the Europeans who came to this country after the War Between the States. Even among the White people whose ancestors were present here in 1865, the majority of White Southerners were not slave owners and the White people in the Free States obviously didn’t own slaves either. No one alive today has ever been a slave or slaveowner. Should all of these people pony up?
Note: Half of Democrats support “trans” and reparations. Support for reparations has doubled though because of wokeness. It is black people and woke progressives who support reparations.