H.Con.Res.163 - Recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and expressing the sense of Congress that history be regarded as a means of understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4] (Introduced 06/14/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform | Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/20/2001 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.163 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Recognizes the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day (celebrated on June 19 for 136 years to honor the memory of all those who endured slavery and especially those who moved from slavery to freedom). Encourages the continued celebration of this day to provide an opportunity for all people of the United States to learn more about the past and to better understand the experiences that have shaped the Nation.
Passed House amended (06/19/2001)
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) history 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.