Text: H.R.7232 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7232


To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a Federal holiday, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 18, 2020

Ms. Jackson Lee (for herself, Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Vela, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Kim, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Allred, Mr. Green of Texas, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Mr. Doggett, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Kaptur, Mrs. Bustos, Ms. Adams, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Moore, Ms. Finkenauer, Ms. Wexton, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Van Drew, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Stevens, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. Bera, Mr. Trone, Mr. Deutch, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Engel, Mr. Espaillat, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Norton, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Dean, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Norcross, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. Omar, Mrs. Luria, Mr. Evans, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Swalwell of California, Ms. Bass, Mrs. McBath, Mr. Jeffries, Ms. Sherrill, Ms. Davids of Kansas, Ms. Spanberger, Miss Rice of New York, Mrs. Hayes, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Morelle, and Mr. Suozzi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a Federal holiday, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act”.

SEC. 2. Juneteenth Independence Day.

Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to Memorial Day the following:

“ Juneteenth Independence Day.”.


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