S.Res. 175 (113th): A resolution observing Juneteenth Independence Day, June 19, 1865, the day on which slavery finally came to an end in the United States.


Jun 19, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Jun 19, 2013

This simple resolution was agreed to on June 19, 2013. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan



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Summary (CRS)

6/19/2013--Passed Senate without amendment.Recognizes the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day (June 19, 1865, the day Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended ... Read more >


Jun 19, 2013

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Jun 19, 2013
Agreed To

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

This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 175”). 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.


34 cosponsors (27D, 7R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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