Rep. Jamaal Bowman Calls for Trillions of Dollars for Racial Reparations

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) is urging the federal government to approve a $14 trillion reparations measure.

Bowman is a co-sponsor of the bill HR 414, which supports the “restoration of voting rights for persons currently or previously incarcerated,” and provides free college education for black Americans attending historically black colleges and universities.

“When COVID was destroying us, we invested in the American people in a way that kept the economy afloat,” said Bowman, according to Fox News. “The government can invest the same way in reparations without raising taxes on anyone.”

“Where did the money come from?” he asked. “We spent it into existence.”

“Who says the $14 trillion needs to be paid out in one shot?” Bowman added.

“It might be possible for it to be paid out over five or 10 or 20 years. You could take that $333,000 and break it up into monthly checks over X amount of time. There are creative ways to do the right thing and do what needs to be done.”

The bill does not have a sponsor in the Senate.