Tasos Katopodis / Getty ImagesDemocratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas speaks at a Congressional Black Caucus press conference on Capitol Hill on July 1, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)
A Democrat-dominated House panel on Wednesday moved reparations for slavery one step closer to reality by approving a bill that would form a commission to decide how much and in what form black Americans should be compensated for slavery.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 25-17 Wednesday to advance the proposal, according to USA Today. The bill will move to the House for a full vote. If the bill clears the House, it will then go to the Senate, where Democrats can ram through bills requiring a simple majority vote.