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Marco Rubio: Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Last week, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced a proposal to make the day, which honors the end of slavery due to Union forces issuing an order in Texas freeing slaves in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865, a federal holiday.