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S.RES.175: A resolution observing Juneteenth Independence Day, June 19, 1865, the day on which slavery finally came to an end in the United States.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor Carl Levin, D-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 34 (27 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced June 19, 2013
Latest Major Action June 19, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Recognizes the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day (June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved African Americans were free) and supports the continued nationwide celebration of such Day to learn more about the past and to better understand the experiences that have shaped the United States.

Recognizes that the observance of the end of slavery is a part of the history and heritage of the United States.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 19, 2013 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4725; text as passed Senate: CR S4675-4676)