H.Res.787 - Recognizing June 19, 2016, as this year's observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 06/15/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/15/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.787 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/15/2016)
Recognizes the historical significance to the nation, and supports the continued celebration, of Juneteenth Independence Day.
Declares the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) history should 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.