Mr. KISSELL (for himself, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Mr. WATT, Mr. SHULER, Mr. RAHALL, Mr. COOPER, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. HARPER, Mr. MICHAUD, and Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government ReformCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo Mississippi, on January 8, 1935, and began his singing career in 1954 with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis, Tennessee;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Elvis Presley remains one of the most famous American entertainers of all time whose influence on music and whose cultural impact continues today;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Elvis Presley received 14 Grammy nominations and three awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Elvis Presley often shared his success with the less fortunate through benefit concerts and contributions to charity;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Elvis Presley exemplified the American dream by pulling himself up from poverty through hard work and personal talent;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas Elvis Presley was featured in the first worldwide television broadcast, Aloha from Hawaii, which was eventually seen by more than a billion people;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas according to the National Archives, the most requested item from the Archives is a photograph of Elvis Presley shaking hands with President Nixon during a visit to the White House;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
Whereas in 1993, the United States Postal Service issued a first class stamp featuring an image of Elvis Presley which became the most popular stamp in United States history; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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