May 16, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 82 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 213--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF MAY 19 THROUGH MAY 25, 2019, AS ``NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK''; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 82
(Senate - May 16, 2019)
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[Pages S2928-S2929] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 213--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF MAY 19 THROUGH MAY 25, 2019, AS ``NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK'' Mr. INHOFE (for himself and Ms. Harris) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary: S. Res. 213 Whereas public works infrastructure, facilities, and services are of vital importance to the health, safety, and well-being of the people of the United States; Whereas public works infrastructure, facilities, and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, including engineers and administrators, who represent State and local governments throughout the United States; Whereas public works professionals design, build, operate, and maintain the transportation systems, water infrastructure, sewage and refuse disposal systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities that are vital to the people and communities of the United States; and Whereas understanding the role that public infrastructure plays in protecting the environment, improving public health and safety, contributing to economic vitality, and enhancing the quality of life of every community of the United States is in the interest of the people of the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) designates the week of May 19 through May 25, 2019, as ``National Public Works Week''; (2) recognizes and celebrates the important contributions that public works professionals make every day to improve-- (A) the public infrastructure of the United States; and (B) the communities that public works professionals serve; and (3) urges individuals and communities throughout the United States to join with representatives of the Federal Government and the American Public Works Association in activities and ceremonies that are designed-- [[Page S2929]] (A) to pay tribute to the public works professionals of the United States; and (B) to recognize the substantial contributions that public works professionals make to the United States. ____________________