Friday, June 18, 2021

New Holiday - Juneteenth


Happy Juneteenth!


Yup, a new Federal Holiday and an actual increase in the number of Federal Holidays from 10 to 11. While this is the first new Federal Holiday since 1983, in 1983 they combined Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday to free up a holiday and declared Martin Luther King Day. So there wasn't a net gain of holidays. 

This time, it appears there is a net gain of one to 11. 

Wow--things move fast, except when they don't. I was amazed at the bipartisan support for the holiday. No dissenting votes in the Senate and only 14 in the House.

I wish we could see more of that bipartisan approach to governing.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD 

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