A resolution was introduced into the House of Representatives Tuesday that would recognize magic as “a rare and valuable art form and national treasure.”
The bill, H.R 642, is sponsored by Rep. [crscore]Pete Sessions[/crscore] and has six other Republican co-sponsors. Sessions previously in 2014 stood in front of Congress to recognize magic as an art. Dal Sanders, national president of The Society of American Magicians, is one of Sessions’ constituents and there is an annual magic festival in his district.
The bill describes magic as not having “been properly recognized as a great American art form, nor has it been accorded the institutional status on a national level commensurate with its value and importance.”
The resolution makes sure to pay tribute to magician David Copperfield.
“Whereas David Copperfield, through his magic, inspires great positive change in the lives of Americans. Whereas people consistently leave David Copperfield’s live magic show with a different perspective than when they entered,” says the House bill.