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Texas Congressman Declares Magic A 'National Treasure'

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. No doubt, those on the campaign trail would like the power to pull rabbits out of hats. Now, Texas congressman Pete Sessions has introduced a resolution in support of magic. It begins - magic is an art form with unique power to impact the lives of all people and goes on to declare magic a national treasure. It's a designation that magically would give professional magicians in his district a better shot at government grants. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.