Summary: H.Con.Res.155 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (06/18/2007)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Recognizes the historical significance to the nation, and supports the continued celebration, 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). Urges the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe Juneteenth Independence Day.

Declares the sense of Congress that: (1) history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and more effectively facing 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.