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Politics Here are the 14 House Republicans who voted against making Juneteenth a federal holiday

04:26  17 june  2021
04:26  17 june  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to make Juneteenth a federal holiday , sending President Biden legislation to enshrine June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. One day after the Senate rushed the measure through with The push to designate Juneteenth as a national holiday had been building for years. But it came on suddenly in the Senate on Tuesday, when Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, who had been the lone impediment to passing the bill, dropped his objection. The senator had raised concerns

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  • The bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday received bipartisan support in both chambers.
  • In the House, all 14 votes in opposition came from GOP members.
  • Some said it co-opted the Fourth of July, and others thought another federal holiday would be too costly.
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The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, passed legislation enshrining June 19, known as Juneteenth, as a federal national holiday.

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A bill that would establish a federal holiday on Juneteenth , marking the end of slavery in the United States, passed the House on Wednesday, paving the way for President Joe Biden to sign it into law. The bill sailed through Congress, passing the Senate by unanimous consent less than a day earlier. The House passed the legislation in a 415- 14 vote , with only Republicans voting against it. The short bill will make Juneteenth National Independence Day the 12th legal public holiday . Juneteenth , which falls on June 19, marks the date that the last enslaved African Americans were granted their freedom.

14 Republicans voted against the measure. Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images). The House voted 415- 14 on Wednesday to make Juneteenth a federal holiday . Catch up quick: Juneteenth , celebrated on June 19, memorializes when the last enslaved people in Texas learned

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the bill with unanimous support, and today, the bill passed in the House by a 415-14 vote. All votes in opposition came from House republicans.

The day celebrates the emancipation of people who were enslaved in the US.

President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days.

Many of the Republicans who opposed the bill worried the holiday would co-opt Independence Day, and until Wednesday, Sen. Ron Johnson said he opposed the bill because of the cost of giving federal employees another day off.

"This bill and this day are about freedom," Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who authored the bill, said on the floor today.

The 14 GOP members who voted against the bill's passage were:

  • Rep. Andrew Clyde
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa
  • Rep. Tom McClintock
  • Rep. Ralph Norman
  • Rep. Mike Rogers
  • Rep. Matt Rosendale
  • Rep. Andy Biggs
  • Rep. Mo Brooks
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais
  • Rep. Tom Tiffany
  • Rep. Thomas Massie
  • Rep. Paul Gosar
  • Rep. Chip Roy
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Earlier this week, President Joe Biden signed a bill making June 19 a federal holiday.This holiday was named for, and is celebrated on, June 19 to commemorate the true ending of slavery in the United States. Earlier this week, days before this year's celebration, the House passed legislation after an unanimous vote and President Joe Biden signed a bill into law recognizing Juneteenth as an official federal holiday.

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