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House to vote Wednesday on bill to make June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday

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JuneteenthThe House will vote on legislation Wednesday to make June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday — just one day after the Senate passed the legislation.

The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act would grant every federal employee a day off to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, discovered President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved African Americans in rebel states 2½ years earlier. The day is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., announced the House would take up the legislation.

If it passes the House, it will be sent to President Joe Biden's desk just days before the Juneteenth holiday Saturday.

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