SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 116
(Senate - July 29, 2009)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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  SENATE RESOLUTION 226--DESIGNATING SEPTEMBER 2009 AS ``GOSPEL MUSIC 
      HERITAGE MONTH'' AND HONORING GOSPEL MUSIC FOR ITS VALUABLE 
           CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES

  Mrs. LINCOLN (for herself and Mrs. Hutchison) submitted the following 
resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

                              S. Res. 226

       Whereas gospel music is a beloved art form of the United 
     States;
       Whereas gospel music is a cornerstone of the musical 
     traditions of the United States and has spread beyond origins 
     in African-American spirituals to achieve popular cultural 
     and historical relevance;
       Whereas gospel music has spread beyond geographic origins 
     in the United States to touch audiences around the world; and
       Whereas gospel music is a testament to the universal appeal 
     of a historical art form of the United States that both 
     inspires and entertains across racial, ethnic, religious, and 
     geographical boundaries: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates September 2009 as ``Gospel Music Heritage 
     Month''; and
       (2) recognizes the valuable contributions to the culture of 
     the United States derived from the rich heritage of gospel 
     music and gospel music artists.

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