SENATE RESOLUTION 586--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF MAY 17 THROUGH MAY 23, 2020, AS ``NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK''; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 94
(Senate - May 19, 2020)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 586--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF MAY 17 THROUGH MAY 23, 
                2020, AS ``NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK''

  Mr. INHOFE (for himself, Ms. Harris, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Carper, Mrs. 
Capito, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. 
Cramer, Ms. Duckworth, Ms. Hassan, Mr. King, Mr. Markey, Mrs. Shaheen, 
Mrs. Fischer, and Mrs. Feinstein) submitted the following resolution; 
which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 586

       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, sanitation and waste management systems, and other 
     structures and facilities that are vital to the people and 
     communities of the United States;
       Whereas, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, public works 
     professionals have continued to provide essential services, 
     placing themselves at increased risk of infection; 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 17 through May 23, 2020, 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--
       (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.

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