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house Bill H. Res. 63

Recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Lunar New Year in 2017.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017
    It is crucial that we recognize that America is not a nation for only white Christians, but a nation of all people and all faiths.
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    We are a culturally diverse nation, once touted to every American schoolchild as the "melting pot" which implied immigrants coming to this country gave up their culture to become American. But our culture is great because of its diversity. We need to recognize the contributions of all ethnicities.
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    Move to real issues.
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    I recognize the cultural significance of Lunar New Year, but am lost on this vote. By recognition, what does this entail? National holiday or it's just added to all of the calendars we buy each year? It is my belief that while we should recognize specific holidays as national holidays (i.e. Fourth of July, New Years, Presidents' Day) there should be a 3-5 day allowance for personally observed holidays allotted to you by your employer for religious or secular holidays. Not everybody needs or wants Christmas off, but if you do, take it. Perhaps instead of Christmas, you want days off for a family reunion in the summer, take your holiday. Easter, Lunar New Year, Ramadan, Halloween, first-day-of-spring; you pick your holidays that aren't represented by the country as a whole.
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    America is a mixture of all different faiths and beliefs. This makes up who we are as a country, and without it a piece of us is lost. Cultural exposure is necessary to open mindedness and equality. 新年快乐!
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    Yea!
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    Yes we are a culture of many cultures. Let's celebrate them together.
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    If we are to honor one kind of New Year, it is only respectful to honor all kinds of New Year.
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    A simple but meaningful way to wish a happy new year to our Asian American citizens. Nothing excessive, I support this!😀
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    We make a big deal over St. Patrick's day, right?
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    I believe it is important to consider all different races
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    Find something more important to spend time on.
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    The more we honor and learn about other cultures and ways of experiencing the life, the richer we become.
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    Seriously?! This is a waste of time to even discuss!
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    Yes we should celebrate cultural diversity, but can we not just do this on our own time in our own neighborhoods? I would love to see more important issues dealt with first.
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    The United States is most known for its diversity. This country is made up of people from all over the world people of different ethnicities. To not do this is an insult to all Asian-American citizens residing in this beloved country.
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    Yes... why not. We should honor Asian culture.
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    This is part of what our country was founded on. Let's spread our wings beyond the basic Christian holidays and traditions.
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    Why not - this doesn't have to cost anything and would be a great gateway between other lunar-calendar-based cultures.
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    Why not...we celebrate xmas to honor one group's superstitions and traditions, so we might as well honor another group's traditions.
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