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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 867

   Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that public 
servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service 
 to the United States during Public Service Recognition Week, the week 
                       of May 6 through 12, 2018.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 1, 2018

  Mr. Wittman (for himself and Mr. Connolly) submitted the following 
   resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and 
                           Government Reform

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                               RESOLUTION


 
   Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that public 
servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service 
 to the United States during Public Service Recognition Week, the week 
                       of May 6 through 12, 2018.

Whereas the week of May 6 through 12, 2018, has been designated as ``Public 
        Service Recognition Week'' to honor employees of the Federal Government 
        and State and local governments and members of the uniformed services;
Whereas Public Service Recognition Week provides an opportunity to recognize and 
        promote the important contributions of public servants and honor the 
        diverse men and women who meet the needs of the United States through 
        work at all levels of government and as members of the uniformed 
        services;
Whereas millions of individuals work in government service, and as members of 
        the uniformed services, in every State, county, and city across the 
        United States and in hundreds of cities abroad;
Whereas public service is a noble calling involving a variety of challenging and 
        rewarding professions;
Whereas the ability of the Federal Government and State and local governments to 
        be responsive, innovative, and effective depends on outstanding 
        performance of dedicated public servants;
Whereas the United States is a great and prosperous country, and public service 
        employees contribute significantly to that greatness and prosperity;
Whereas the United States benefits daily from the knowledge and skills of the 
        highly trained individuals who work in public service;
Whereas public servants--

    (1) defend the freedom of the people of the United States and advance 
the interests of the United States around the world;

    (2) provide vital strategic support functions to the Armed Forces and 
serve in the National Guard and Reserves;

    (3) fight crime and fires;

    (4) ensure equal access to secure, efficient, and affordable mail 
service;

    (5) deliver benefits under the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et 
seq.), including benefits under the Medicare program under title XVIII of 
such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.);

    (6) fight disease and promote better health;

    (7) protect the environment and the parks of the United States;

    (8) enforce laws guaranteeing equal employment opportunity and healthy 
working conditions;

    (9) defend and secure critical infrastructure;

    (10) help the people of the United States recover from natural 
disasters and terrorist attacks;

    (11) teach and work in schools and libraries;

    (12) develop new technologies and explore the Earth, the Moon, and 
space to help improve knowledge on how the world changes;

    (13) improve and secure transportation systems;

    (14) promote economic growth; and

    (15) assist veterans of the Armed Forces;

Whereas members of the uniformed services and civilian employees at all levels 
        of government make significant contributions to the general welfare of 
        the United States, and are on the front lines in the fight to defeat 
        terrorism and maintain homeland security;
Whereas public servants work in a professional manner to build relationships 
        with other countries and cultures in order to better represent the 
        interests and promote the ideals of the United States;
Whereas public servants alert Congress and the public to government waste, 
        fraud, and abuse, and of dangers to public health;
Whereas the individuals serving in the uniformed services, as well as the 
        skilled trade and craft employees of the Federal Government who provide 
        support to their efforts, are committed to doing their jobs regardless 
        of the circumstances, and contribute greatly to the security of the 
        United States and the world;
Whereas public servants have bravely fought in armed conflicts in the defense of 
        the United States and its ideals, and deserve the care and benefits they 
        have earned through their honorable service;
Whereas public servants have much to offer, as demonstrated by their expertise 
        and innovative ideas, and serve as examples by passing on institutional 
        knowledge to train the next generation of public servants; and
Whereas the week of May 6 through 12, 2018, marks the 32nd anniversary of Public 
        Service Recognition Week: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports the designation of ``Public Service 
        Recognition Week'';
            (2) commends public servants for their outstanding 
        contributions to this great country during Public Service 
        Recognition Week and throughout the year;
            (3) salutes government employees, and members of the 
        uniformed services, for their unyielding dedication to and 
        enthusiasm for public service;
            (4) honors government employees and members of the 
        uniformed services who have given their lives in service to 
        their country;
            (5) calls upon a new generation to consider a career in 
        public service as an honorable profession; and
            (6) encourages efforts to promote public service careers at 
        all levels of government.
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