H.RES.1053: Recognizing the enduring cultural and historical significance of emancipation in the Nation's capital on the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, which established the "first freed" o

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This resolution recognizes District of Columbia Emancipation Day, marking the anniversary of the end of slavery in the District of Columbia and symbolizing the aspirations of its residents for the same rights and freedoms afforded all state residents. The resolution also calls on Congress to pass the Washington, D.C. Admission Act in 2022.

(Source: Library of Congress)

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April 11, 2022
Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
April 11, 2022

Introduced in the House by Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)

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