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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. RES. 495

    Expressing the sense of the Senate that, during Public Service 
    Recognition Week, public servants should be commended for their 
         dedication and continued service to the United States.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 26, 2018

 Ms. Heitkamp (for herself, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Carper, Mr. Tester, Mr. 
  Blumenthal, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Warner, Mrs. 
 Shaheen, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Kaine, Mr. King, Mr. Coons, Mr. Peters, 
 Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Cardin, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Sanders, Ms. Harris, Mr. 
 Johnson, and Mr. Leahy) submitted the following resolution; which was 
                        considered and agreed to

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                               RESOLUTION


 
    Expressing the sense of the Senate that, during Public Service 
    Recognition Week, public servants should be commended for their 
         dedication and continued service to the United States.

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 to 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 the 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 
that Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.);

    (6) fight disease and promote better health;

    (7) protect the environment and parks in 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--

    (1) make significant contributions to the general welfare of the United 
States; and

    (2) 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--

    (1) are committed to doing their jobs regardless of the circumstances; 
and

    (2) 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--

    (1) have much to offer, as demonstrated by their expertise and 
innovative ideas; and

    (2) 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 34\th\ anniversary of 
        Public Service Recognition Week: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) supports the designation of the week of May 6 through 
        12, 2018, as ``Public Service Recognition Week'';
            (2) commends public servants for their outstanding 
        contributions to the United States 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;
            (6) encourages efforts to promote public service careers at 
        every level of government; and
            (7) supports efforts to promote an efficient and effective 
        public service that serves the people of the United States.
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