On June 26, the House of Representatives passed by voice vote H. Con. Res. 370: Expressing Support for Designation of September 2008 as "Gospel Music Heritage Month". In its ten paragraphs extolling gospel music, the only mention of the religious nature of the genre is a paragraph that traces the history of gospel music to "multiple and diverse influences and foundations, including African-American spirituals ... and melodic influences from Irish folk songs and hymns," but saying that gospel music also "borrowed from uniquely American musical styles including ragtime, jazz, and blues". Most of the resolution focuses on the secular contributions of gospel music, such as: "beyond its contribution to the musical tradition of the United States, gospel music has provided a cultural and musical backdrop across all of mainstream media, from hit television series to major Hollywood motion pictures...."