Senate unanimously passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Juneteenth, which takes place annually on June 19, marks the true end of slavery in the United States.

6/16/2021 11:01:00 AM

U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a bill to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday. The bill now goes to the House. If it passes, Juneteenth will become the 11th federal holiday.

Juneteenth, which takes place annually on June 19, marks the true end of slavery in the United States.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., made the motion to pass the legislation, and no other senator objected. Earlier on Tuesday, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. — who blocked the bill from passing last year — dropped his objection to the holiday."While it still seems strange that having taxpayers provide federal employees paid time off is now required to celebrate the end of slavery, it is clear that there is no appetite in Congress to further discuss the matter," Johnson said in a press release."Therefore, I do not intend to object."

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The bill now goes to the House. If it passes, Juneteenth will become the 11th federal holiday. Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Sheila Jackson, both of Texas, first proposed the bill last summer amid national protests over themurder of George Floyd,but it did not garner enough support.

Cornyn tweeted his response to the passing of the bill, writing:"Happy that my bill to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday just passed in the Senate. It has been a state holiday in Texas for more than 40 years. Now more than ever, we need to learn from our history and continue to form a more perfect union." headtopics.com

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They can pass this a Holiday but NOTHING that actually helps Americans? Soon will have to enact days for working. Omg you have got to be kidding me this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. The Senate can't pass needed legislation but they're going to pass this?

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Juneteenth Bill Marking End of Slavery a Federal Holiday Unanimously Passes SenateThe Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill on Tuesday to make Juneteenth a national holiday, celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S. on June 19 First we completely eliminate Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays from the calendar in favor of a combined Presidents’ Day that merely signifies when stores have their sales, just so we can have a real federal holiday on Marty’s b-day. This June-whatever is just more pandering. sonaliranade This is Historic and overdue for so long. Has a breath of fresh air started in race relations in US which seems to be a changing? Like so many holidays without meaning it's all political BS.

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Senate passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holidayThe Senate has passed legislation to recognize Juneteenth as a legal public holiday. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Ed Markey and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 60 senators, cleared the upper chamber by unanimous consent. There’s zero chance that MTG votes yes on this And yet making election day a legal public holiday eludes them. Just another day for federal government works have off its not even a real .

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