Happy Father's Day to all dads, including mine! I'm enjoying my first as a dad, so I'm going to make this note quick (although the great work of our team putting together the 1/6 Digest after each committee hearing is below).
Today is also Juneteenth, a newer national holiday commemorating when enslaved people learned of their emancipation in 1865. America's legacy of slavery serves as a reminder that while the founding fathers of our nation may have devised the most inspirational and expansive set of rights and liberties the world had ever known, these didn't extend to everyone -- not even close.
And so it is up to us to ensure the ideals and opportunity enshrined in our founding documents, and the amendments made over time, are available to ALL Americans -- no matter who they are or where they come from. While there's plenty of work still to do, we are a strong and good people, always in pursuit of a more perfect union, and there's nothing we can't do -- together.