H.Res. 1237 (110th): Recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and more effectively facing the challenges of the future.


Jun 4, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jun 18, 2008

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 18, 2008. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Danny Davis

Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2008
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Summary (CRS)

6/18/2008--Passed House without amendment.Recognizes the historical significance to the nation, and supports the continued celebration, of Juneteenth Independence Day (June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, ... Read more >


Jun 4, 2008

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Jun 12, 2008
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Jun 18, 2008
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 18, 2008
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 1237”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


70 cosponsors (70D) (show)
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Related Bills
H.Res. 546 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 22, 2010

S.Res. 584 (Related)
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Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 17, 2008

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