H.Con.Res.13 - Recognizing the importance of blues music, and for other purposes.108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] (Introduced 01/27/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce | Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/23/2004 Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Referred in Senate (06/23/2004)
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 13 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 2d Session H. CON. RES. 13 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 23 (legislative day, June 22), 2004 Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Recognizing the importance of blues music, and for other purposes. Whereas blues music is the most influential form of music indigenous to the United States, providing the roots for contemporary music heard around the world such as rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues, and country, and even influencing classical music; Whereas the blues is a national historic treasure, which needs to be preserved and studied for the benefit of future generations; Whereas blues music documents twentieth-century United States history, especially during the Great Depression and in the areas of race relations and pop culture; Whereas the various forms of blues music trace the transformation of the United States from a rural, agricultural society to an urban, industrialized country; Whereas the blues is an important facet of African-American culture in the twentieth century; Whereas every year, people in the United States hold hundreds of blues festivals, and millions of new or reissued blues albums are released; Whereas blues musicians from the United States, whether old or new, male or female, are recognized and revered worldwide as unique and important ambassadors of the United States and its music; Whereas it is important to educate the young people of the United States so that they understand that the music they listen to today has its roots and traditions in the blues; and Whereas there are many living legends of blues music in the United States who should be recognized and have their stories captured and preserved for future generations: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress-- (1) recognizes the importance of blues music with respect to many cultural developments in United States history; (2) calls on the people of the United States to take the opportunity to study, reflect on, and celebrate the importance of the blues; and (3) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States and interested organizations to observe the importance of the blues with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and educational programs. Passed the House of Representatives June 22, 2004. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.