H.Res. 642: Recognizing magic as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure.

Congressional Resolution 642 is a proposed legislation, introduced to the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform by Pete Sessions on 14 March 2016, to help preserve, protect, and promote magic as an art form. The movement is publicly headed by Las Vegas magician David Copperfield and is embodied by various magic organisations, including the Society of American ...


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Mar 14, 2016


Referred to Committee on Mar 14, 2016

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on March 14, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Pete Sessions

Representative for Texas's 32nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016
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Mar 14, 2016

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H.Res. 642 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

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