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Sen. Ron Johnson Blocked Bill Making Juneteenth National Holiday

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2020
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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson blocked a bipartisan effort to make Juneteenth a federal holiday saying it would cost too much.

According to The Huffington Post, the Republican senator, who takes hardline stances on federal spending, said while he supported honoring the day that has come to mark slavery’s end in the U.S., he added doing so with a new holiday would “give federal workers a paid day off that the rest of America has to pay for.”

Johnson estimated the holiday would cost the private sector up to $600 million...

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