WASHINGTON — With lawmakers singing the blues about the looming “fiscal cliff," why not a resolution to show their support for designating Jan. 8 as Elvis Presley Day?
Ten members of Congress have signed onto the resolution to show they have a big hunk o’ love for the king of rock ’n’ roll.
Presley, born Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Miss., died at age 42 on Aug. 16, 1977, at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. He “remains one of the most famous American entertainers of all time whose influence on music and whose cultural impact continues today," according to the resolution.
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., who was defeated for re- election this month.
Presley’s “impact on rock music, our culture and our nation is long overdue to be recognized," Kissell said in a letter to colleagues.
With time running out on the congressional session, it’s uncertain whether the measure will come before the House before Congress leaves.