Cornyn’s bid for national Juneteenth holiday halted, for now

Cornyn’s bid for national Juneteenth holiday halted, for now

WASHINGTON — Just in time for the Fourth of July, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, was hoping for a Senate vote Thursday on making Juneteenth a federal holiday.Instead, he was thwarted by two fellow Republican senators who don’t want to expand the number of federal holidays but would replace time off for Columbus Day, a controversial holiday with a hard-core following, with Juneteenth, which celebrates the June 19, 1865, arrival of news in Texas that slaves had been […]
Source: Statesman