Number:        117-6   
Date:             July 1, 2021

The President Signs S. 475, the
“Juneteenth National Independence Day Act”

On June 17, 2021, the President signed S. 475,, Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which became Public Law 117-17. The bill previously passed the House on June 16, 2021 by a vote of 415-14 and the Senate on June 15, 2021 by unanimous consent. Senator Edward Markey introduced the bill on February 25, 2021.

S. 475 includes the following provision of interest to SSA:

  • Requires June 19 to be a legal public holiday.