President Joe Biden will sign legislation that will mark the end of slavery in the United States as a federal holiday.
Biden will hold a signing ceremony at the White House on Thursday afternoon, after a bill designating June 19 as a new federal holiday was passed after overwhelming bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
June Festival will be the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was designated in 1983, bringing the total to 11.Non-essential government offices are closed, and federal employees are in Federal holiday, Which is often recognized by private employers.
“Through this step, Congress is ensuring that one of the most important events in our history, especially black Americans, is officially recognized for 150 years, included in our history books, and occupying an honorary position in our country,” Nancy Speaker Pelosi said before voting in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Juneteenth is a mixed word on June 19th to commemorate the message of freedom from the Federal Army to the slaves in Texas more than two months after the end of the American Civil War in 1865. More than two years ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation, officially declaring slaves free.
The commemoration originated in Texas, but eventually spread to all states in the United States.After the murder, the American company accepted the date George Freud, A black man, was discovered by a police officer in Minneapolis last year.
After the Senate used the unanimous consent procedure to approve, the June 1 bill passed the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives with a vote of 415-14 on Wednesday night, which means that no senator opposed it. After the President signs it, it will become law.
The 14 members of the House of Representatives who opposed the legislation were all Republicans, including Mo Brooks, Alabama, Chip Roy, Texas, and Thomas Massey, Kentucky.
When the legislation was introduced, legislators were still arguing about federal issues. Police reform The bill was drafted shortly after Freud was murdered in May 2020.
Biden once called on Congress to pass the “George Freud Justice Act” before the first anniversary of Freud’s death. But lawmakers missed the deadline because of long-standing disagreements over qualifying immunity, a legal principle that protects the police from responsibility for actions they take at work.
Republican Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina and Democratic Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey—the only two black senators out of 100 members—led the negotiations and continued to insist that they could Reach an agreement.