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S.J.Res. 157 (103rd): A joint resolution to designate 1994 as “The Year of Gospel Music”.

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 30, 1994 (Passed Congress).

S.J.Res. 157

One Hundred Third Congress

of the

United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four

Joint Resolution

To designate 1994 as ‘The Year of Gospel Music’.

Whereas Gospel music is a uniquely American art form, one that has provided hope and inspiration for generations of Americans;

Whereas Gospel music is the forerunner of many forms of popular music in the United States;

Whereas Gospel music is an important art form, and a vital part of our cultural heritage; and

Whereas it is in our national interest to promote and preserve Gospel music for generations of Americans to come: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That 1994 is designated ‘The Year of Gospel Music’, and that the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to mark that year with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.