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S. 2735: September 11 Day of Remembrance Act


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 14, 2021 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

If enacted, it would fall mere days after another federal holiday: Labor Day.

Context and what the legislation does

There are currently 11 federal holidays. The most recently-enacted one, Juneteenth, was added just earlier this year.

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 need no introduction.A new bill would make September 11 a federal holiday, every year moving forward.

It was introduced in the Senate on September 14 as S. 2735, by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). The bill does not appear to have another, more “official” title.

A press release sent to GovTrack Insider by Sen. Blackburn’s office says that Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY1) will soon be …


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2735

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 14, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to designate September 11 Day of Remembrance as a legal public holiday.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the September 11 Day of Remembrance Act.

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September 11 Day of Remembrance as a legal public holiday

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

September 11 Day of Remembrance, September 11.

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