Sheila Jackson Lee

Cornyn’s Juneteenth Resolution Passes Senate

Senator John Cornyn

U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) resolution honoring Juneteenth passed the Senate last week. Text is below, and you can view the full resolution and a list of cosponsors here. Designating June 19, 2022, as “Juneteenth National Independence Day” in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which news of the end of slavery reached the slaves in the Southwestern States. Whereas news of the end of slavery did not reach the frontier areas of […]