Summary: S.Res.474 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (06/12/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Designates June 19, 2014, as Juneteenth Independence Day.

Recognizes the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and supports the continued nationwide celebration of such Day as an opportunity 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.