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Wittman, Connolly Introduce Resolution to Honor Public Servants

WASHINGTON – Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01) was joined by Representative Gerald Connolly (VA-11) in introducing a bipartisan resolution designating May 3-9, 2020 as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW).

H.Res. 949 commends federal, state, county and local government employees, as well as members of the uniformed services, for their tireless and dedicated efforts, and details the significant contributions that public servants have made to the United States. It celebrates the millions of innovative, highly-skilled men and women who have chosen lives of service to others—whether by defending freedom, fighting crime, promoting public health, or teaching the next generation of servant leaders. The resolution also highlights the role federal workers have played in the COVID-19 response. Their service and perseverance has allowed essential services to continue operating, minimized the disruption to Americans’ daily lives, and their work has continued to play a critical role in protecting our communities’ health and safety. 

“I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the men and women who consider public service a calling,” said Rep. Wittman. “As our nation fights this COVID-19 pandemic, our federal workers have continued to effect positive change in every community and in every state across the country. Congress charges these men and women with filling critical gaps, and each day, they perform those duties with precision. This week we honor their patriotism and put our full support behind them and the important work that they do. I thank my colleague for joining me in that effort.”

“Our federal employees are our nation’s unsung heroes, though they are rarely recognized as such,” said Rep. Connolly. “Even amidst global pandemic, they ensure that the food we eat, the prescription drugs we take, the air we breathe, and the water we drink is safe. They risk their own health to make sure that Social Security checks arrive on time, protect us from terrorist and foreign adversaries, keep our air travel safe, and conduct thousands of other important functions that communities across our country rely on more than ever. We should all take an opportunity to thank our federal employees for their dedicated service.”