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House Concurrent Resolution 57

House Concurrent Resolution fifty-seven was introduced to the 105th Congress, during the first session on April 8, 1997. Congressman John Conyers, of Detroit, Michigan, introduced the concurrent resolution in order to preserve jazz as a "national treasure." Conyers and other congressmen agreed that it was important for the youth of America to recognize and to understand jazz as a significant part of their cultural and intellectual heritage. The House referred the resolution to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on April 8, 1997. On April 21, 1997 it was referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families. There was little controversy and debate within Congress before Resolution 57 was passed and signed by President Clinton. To see the actual resolution, one may go to and go to his legislation link.

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