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H.R. 1320: Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 2021 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1320


February 25, 2021

(for herself, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Meng, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Welch, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Ms. Norton, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Williams of Georgia, Mr. Trone, Mr. Schneider, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. McNerney, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Ms. Sewell, Mr. Neguse, Ms. Speier, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Stanton, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Mfume, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Ms. Titus, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Lois Frankel of Florida, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Adams, Mr. Jones, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Blumenauer, Mrs. Luria, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Morelle, Mr. Pallone, Mrs. Fletcher, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Payne, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Costa, Mr. Horsford, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Pingree, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Evans, Mr. Rush, Mr. McEachin, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Wild, Mrs. Demings, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Weber of Texas, Ms. Dean, Mr. Casten, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Carson, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Sires, and Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


To amend title 5, United States Code, to establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a Federal holiday, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.


Juneteenth Independence Day

Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to Memorial Day the following:

Juneteenth Independence Day.