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Senate resolution apologizes for slavery


The Senate unanimously passed S.Res.159, a resolution to apologize for slavery.

The resolution states that it can't be used to make the case for reparations. The House is expected to pass a similar version next week.

Congress has considered, but never has passed, a resolution to apologize to Native people for their treatment by the federal government. The resolution does not authorize money claims.

Get the Story:
Senate Backs Apology for Slavery (The Washington Post 6/19)

Apology Resolution:
H.J.Res.46 | S.J.Res.14

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