Thursday, June 17, 2021

House of Representatives approves Juneteenth holiday

federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation.

The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden's desk, and he is expected to sign it into law.

It's the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983.

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