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H.Res. 525 (100th): A resolution urging that Congress adopt the “Freedom” song written by composer and lyricist Donna Cribari of Port Chester, New York, as the official Constitutional Bicentennial Song of the United States.

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Aug 11, 1988
100th Congress (1987–1988)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 11, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Joseph DioGuardi

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district




Aug 11, 1988

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H.Res. 525 (100th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 525. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This simple resolution was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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