The Washington Post reports:
President Biden, having returned to the White House from his first trip abroad as president, plans Thursday to sign into law a bill creating a federal holiday to commemorate Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in Texas. Because June 19 falls on a Saturday this year, most federal employees will get this Friday off.
415-14: House passed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday,marking the end of slavery in the US. 14 Republicans voted No.
Juneteenth National Independence Day Act passed Senate by unanimous consent yesterday & now heads to President Biden who plans to sign it into law. pic.twitter.com/4sQVWbsXFQ
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) June 16, 2021