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4 days ago.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
The Black Lives Matter has forced authorities to address racial disparities in the US. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The House Judiciary Committee will be discussing the bill
  • Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, the bill's sponsor, said such a commission was long overdue
  • Residents who qualify will receive $25,000 to use towards home improvements or mortgage

10 April.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
The Black Lives Matter has forced authorities to address racial disparities in the US. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The first session is scheduled for April 14, 2021
  • The House Judiciary Committee will discuss the bill
  • If passed, the bill will create a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for Black people

9 April.Florida, USA
Representative Matt Gaetz works for the first congressional district of Florida. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@mattgaetz)

  • The deal is likely to mount legal pressure on Matt Gaetz
  • May 15 has been set as the deadline for the deal
  • Gaetz is being investigated by the US Department of Justice

18 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Violence Against Women Act passed on Wednesday by a 244-172 margin in the House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Representational image/Pixabay)

  • Violence Against Women Act was originally passed in 1994, and has been updated in 2000, 2005 and 2013
  • The recently upated version also includes the LGBTQ community under its pool of groups affected by abuse
  • The bill was stopped from being passed in the US Senate in 2019 after an objection from National Rifle Association

18 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Even some House Republicans voted in favour. (Picture Credit: Pixabay)

  • The House voted 244 to 172 in favour of the bill
  • 29 Republicans also voted in support of the bill
  • The bill authorises funding for grants and support in an effort to prevent and combat violence against women