It’s not too often, when the US Senate can agree on anything. This afternoon, the Senate came together to make history. The United State Senate unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday.
A year ago, the nation was in turmoil, following the murder of George Floyd. Protests went on, around the nation, due to the injustice towards black people. Among many demands were that Juneteenth be made a national holiday.
Hearing what the people said, Chuck Schumer, the US Senate Majority Leader, received a bill to make Juneteenth a holiday. Every US senator voted to pass the bill, making it a unanimous vote. Now, the bill heads to the US House of Representatives, before it becomes law.
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