Two bills have been introduced, one in the House and the other in the Senate. While both bills share common ground, there are a few stark differences which will need to be addressed before a bipartisan agreement can be reached.
This is not a holiday for only some Americans, it is an American holiday. It is not just the day that the last American slaves finally got their inherent right to freedom, it is the day that America finally liberated itself of an inhuman and intolerable institution, that by its very existence rebutted our claims to be a free nation of, by and for the people.
The most salient issue for Americans right now is racial injustice. President Trump is performing dreadfully on addressing that issue, and his failed leadership on other issues demonstrate that when the country needs him to stand up and lead, he cannot.