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Tue Jun 15, 2021, 06:33 PM

Senate Unanimously Approves A Bill To Make Juneteenth A Public Holiday

Source: NPR

The Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, the date commemorating the end of chattel slavery in the United States, a legal public holiday.

The holiday is celebrated on June 19 and it began in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas learned that they had been freed under the Emancipation Proclamation.

Then-President Abraham Lincoln had signed the proclamation outlawing slavery years earlier, but it was not until 1865 that those in bondage in Texas were freed.

The measure is expected to be approved by the Democratic-led House as well, but the timing is unclear.


Read more: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/1006934154/senate-unanimously-approves-a-bill-to-make-juneteenth-a-public-holiday



I believe there’s a minimum three day period before a Bill can be brought up in the House, but Pelosi could ask unanimous consent to bypass the rules, and let the Republicans object on the record.

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Ocelot II Jun 15 #1
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 06:41 PM

1. Even Josh Hawley voted for it?

I thought he'd be opposed just because he's an asshole who's against everything.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 06:43 PM

2. Even Green apologized for her Holocaust bullshit

Maybe they see the writing on the wall…

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 09:18 PM

5. But...but...but...

...'Critical Race Theory'!!!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 08:19 PM

3. Wonders Never Cease

I wouldn’t have been expected a Bill confirming water is wet to get a unanimous vote.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 08:26 PM

4. OMG! Were all the Republicans absent today ??

I thought the GQP was now opposed to emancipation...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 03:23 PM

6. A big fat K&R!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 04:05 PM

7. Sweet!

Now, can we talk about federally dumping Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day?

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