Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/838

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108 STAT. 3472 PUBLIC LAW 103-366—OCT. 14, 1994 Public Law 103-366 103d Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 14, 1994 [S.J. Res. 157] To designate 1994 as "The Year of Gospel Music". Whereas Grospel 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 Grospel 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 calHng upon the people of the United States to mark that year with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved October 14, 1994. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 157: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 140 (1994): Aug. 2, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 30, considered and passed House.