Biden Signs Juneteenth Bill, Creating New Federal Holiday

Kevin Breuninger, CNBC

President Joe Biden on Thursday, June 16, 2021, signed a bill establishing Juneteenth, the date commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, as a federal holiday.

Biden, in what he called “one of the greatest honors” of his presidency, signed the bill two days before Juneteenth itself, which is on June 19 each year.

“We have come far, and we have far to go. But today is a day of celebration,” said Vice President Kamala Harris, who spoke before the president at the signing event in the White House.

 

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