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Passed Senate without amendment (03/04/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Commends the public servants of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on the fifth anniversary of DHS's establishment, for their contributions to the nation's security.

Salutes the efforts of government officials and private individuals to enhance the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to terrorism, natural disasters, and other large-scale emergencies. Expresses appreciation for the sacrifices and commitment of law enforcement, fire service, and emergency response personnel.

Urges government, businesses, and people to take steps that promote individual and community preparedness. Encourages continued efforts by every individual to enhance the nation's ability to address the full range of potential catastrophic incidents at all levels of government.