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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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, ...

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What is a resolution?

The “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 1237” means this is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress. 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.


Jun 4, 2008
Reported by Committee
Jun 12, 2008
Agreed To
Jun 18, 2008
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.


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