H.RES.268: Observing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.

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Sponsor Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 40 (39 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 17, 2013
Latest Major Action June 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Recognizes the historical significance to the nation, and supports the continued celebration, of Juneteenth Independence Day.

Declares the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future, and (2) the celebration of the end of slavery is an important and enriching part of the history and heritage of the United States.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 17, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.