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Connolly Introduces Resolution Honoring America’s Public Servants

Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, introduced a bipartisan resolution to honor America’s public servants during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which is celebrated during the first week in May. The resolution is co-led in the House by Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce.

“As the pandemic proved, federal employees are our nation’s unsung heroes,” said Connolly. “They ensure the safety of the food we eat, the prescription drugs we take, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. They make sure that Social Security checks arrive on time, protect us from foreign adversaries, keep our air travel safe, and conduct thousands of other important functions that directly impact the quality of our lives in every community on a daily basis. During this Public Service Recognition Week, we should all take the opportunity to thank our federal employees for their dedicated service.”


“Federal workers are at the heart of what makes our government work,” said Raskin. “Those who’ve made the choice to faithfully serve our government often do so without public acknowledgment.  That is why I’m pleased to join my colleagues in recognizing their critical work during this Public Service Recognition Week.”


“Public servants at the local, state, and federal levels serve and protect our communities,” said Fitzpatrick. “I am proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution to honor our hardworking community heroes who deserve our gratitude.”


“Our country’s public servants go unrecognized far too often. It’s only fitting for us to set aside time to say ‘thank you’ to the people who tirelessly help move our communities forward,” said Mfume. “I applaud Ranking Member Connolly for his service and commitment to this important issue.”


Text of the resolution is available here.

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