Text: H.Con.Res.37 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/01/2019)

1st Session
H. CON. RES. 37

Expressing support for designation of October 28 as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day”.


May 1, 2019

Mr. Meadows (for himself, Mr. Cummings, and Ms. DeLauro) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


Expressing support for designation of October 28 as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day”.

    Whereas first responders include all professional and volunteer fire, police, emergency medical technician (EMT), and paramedic workers in the United States;

    Whereas according to a 2017 compilation of data on the Emergency Services Sector in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security, “The first responder community comprises an estimated 4.6 million career and volunteer professionals within five primary disciplines: Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue Services, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, and Public Works.”;

    Whereas first responders deserve to be recognized for their commitment to safety, defense, and honor; and

    Whereas October 28 would be an appropriate day to establish as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress—

(1) supports the designation of “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day”;

(2) honors and recognizes the contributions of first responders; and

(3) encourages the people of the United States to observe “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day” with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the contributions of the Nation’s first responders.