July 29, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 116 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 116
(Senate - July 29, 2009)
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[Page S8278] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS ______ 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. ____________________