May 19, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 94 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
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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[Page S2507] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________