Transportation Secretary Looking into Airline Cancellations

Thousands of domestic flights cancelled over the weekend.  U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met last week with airline leaders to discuss widespread flight disruptions. A day later, his…

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Thirteenth Amendment Revision Proposed

Juneteenth motivates senators to consider action. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Representative Nikema Williams of Georgia have used the first federal celebration of Juneteenth to resurrect efforts…

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President Signs Juneteenth Federal Holiday Act

First new federal holiday since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  On Thursday, President Biden signed a bill that established Juneteenth, or June 19, as the 12th federally recognized…

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Juneteenth to Become Federal Holiday

Senate passes the measure unanimously. June 19, 1865, was when news of the emancipation of slaves reached the southwestern United States. In celebration, bipartisan legislation was introduced that…

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