Posts Tagged: senate

Juneteenth

Senate Unanimously Approves Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday

In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution that calls for making Juneteenth an official federal holiday.  The June 19th holiday, which the bill establishes as “Juneteenth National Independence Day,” commemorates the 1865 arrival of Major General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, where he announced the end of slavery. Texas declared… Read more »

Michael Regan

Michael Regan Will Be Head of EPA

Michael Regan is going to be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.    The Senate voted on the confirmation today making Regan the first black man to lead the EPA in the agency’s 50-year history.   Regan was confirmed with a bipartisan vote of 66 to 34.   What department would you like to be… Read more »