On Tuesday, the Senate
voted unanimously to make Juneteenth
a national holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery
in the United States
Senators did not object when Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
(D-NY) moved to pass the bill.
Sen. Ron Johnson
(R-Wis.), who blocked the bill's passage last year, announced earlier on Tuesday that he was dropping his opposition to it.
“It appears that Congress
wants to do it, so I won’t get in the way,” Johnson told Stardia.