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 Post subject: US Congress considers 'Elvis Presley Day
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:10 pm 
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US Congress considers 'Elvis Presley Day': While official Washington is preoccupied with such serious matters as averting sharp tax increases and severe government spending cuts Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.) is focusing his efforts on passing an official declaration to observe Jan. 8 as “Elvis Presley Day.”

The resolution introduced this week is cosponsored by eight House Democrats and a lone Republican, and would recognize Presley’s birth in Tupelo, Miss. in 1935.

“Elvis Presley remains one of the most famous American entertainers of all time whose influence on music and whose cultural impact continues today,” the resolution said.

The legislation also notes that in addition to Presley’s vast catalogue of work — 750 songs and one billion records sold worldwide — the King of Rock and Roll also served honorably in the Army.

“Whereas Elvis Presley often shared his success with the less fortunate through benefit concerts and contributions to charity … (he also) exemplified the American dream by pulling himself up from poverty through hard work and personal talent,” the resolution said.

“Whereas in a time when the trade deficits of the United States continue to grow, the sustained export of American music and culture is a uniquely American product that can never be replaced by foreign competitors,” the resolution said.

Presley’s home Graceland is designated as a National Historic Landmark while iin 1993, the Post Office issued a first class stamp featuring Presley’s likeness, and is one of the most popular stamps sold.
The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for consideration, but with only a few weeks left in the congressional session, it does not stand a strong chance of passage.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:08 am 
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First of all, WELCOME BACK, ELC FORUM! :D

I had let it go... and now it's back! 8) I like to think this is a renewed energetic cycle, just going along with the evolution movement in anything of this world and its people nowadays. :bouncy:

Liliane, these are great news! :P I hope it will pass through. THANK YOU!




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