JUNETEENTH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE: Yesterday, the Senate passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act by unanimous consent. The bill, which now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives, would make June 19 a legal public holiday for the commemoration of Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA), Tina Smith (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), who are some of the 60 Senate co-sponsors of the bill, and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (R-TX) are holding a press conference regarding the legislation now.
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