Radical Rep. Cori Bush aims to revive federal reparations push

A group of lawmakers is stepping in to bolster reparation efforts that would benefit descendants of enslaved Africans. 

On Wednesday, Reps. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., stood in front of the Capitol as they unveiled “Reparations Now,” a resolution that urges the federal government to take action to compensate the descendants of slaves.. The measure is meant to bring attention back to H.R. 40, the slow-moving federal bill that has been introduced to Congress each term since 1989 and would create a commission to examine the issue.