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Public Service Recognition Week

Public Service Recognition Week

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SCH13055 S.L.C.
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Expressing the sense of the Senate that public servants should be commendedfor their dedication and continued service to the United States during Public Service Recognition Week.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
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Mr. T
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submitted the following resolution; which was referred to theCommittee on
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RESOLUTION
Expressing the sense of the Senate that public servantsshould be commended for their dedication and continuedservice to the United States during Public Service Rec-ognition Week. Whereas the week of May 5 through 11, 2013 has been des-ignated as ‘‘Public Service Recognition Week’’ to honorthe employees of the Federal Government and State andlocal governments of the United States; Whereas Public Service Recognition Week provides an oppor-tunity to recognize and promote the important contribu-tions of public servants and honor the diverse men and women who meet the needs of the United States through work at all levels of government;
 
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 Whereas millions of individuals work in government service inevery city, county, and State across the United Statesand in hundreds of cities abroad; Whereas public service is a noble calling involving a variety of challenging and rewarding professions; Whereas the Federal Government and State and local govern-ments are responsive, innovative, and effective because of the outstanding work of public servants; Whereas the United States is a great and prosperous coun-try, and public service employees contribute significantly to that greatness and prosperity; Whereas the United States benefits daily from the knowledgeand skills of the highly-trained individuals who work inpublic service; Whereas public servants—(1) defend the freedom of the people of the UnitedStates and advance the interests of the United Statesaround the world;(2) provide vital strategic support functions to the Armed Forces of the United States and serve in the Na-tional Guard and Reserves;(3) fight crime and fires;(4) ensure equal access to secure, efficient, and af-fordable mail service;(5) deliver Social Security and Medicare benefits;(6) fight disease and promote better health;(7) protect the environment and the parks of theUnited States;(8) enforce laws guaranteeing equal employment op-portunity and healthy working conditions;(9) defend and secure critical infrastructure;
 
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(10) help the people of the United States recoverfrom natural disasters and terrorist attacks;(11) teach and work in schools and libraries;(12) develop new technologies and explore the Earth,the Moon, and space to help improve understanding of how the world changes;(13) improve and secure transportation systems;(14) promote economic growth; and(15) assist the veterans of the United States; Whereas members of the uniformed services and civilian em-ployees at all levels of government make significant con-tributions to the general welfare of the United States,and are on the front lines in the fight to defeat terrorismand maintain homeland security; Whereas public servants work in a professional manner to build relationships with other countries and cultures inorder to better represent the interests and promote theideals of the United States; Whereas public servants alert Congress and the public to gov-ernment waste, fraud, and abuse, and of dangers to pub-lic health; Whereas the men and women serving in the Armed Forcesof the United States, as well as the skilled trade andcraft Federal employees who provide support to their ef-forts, are committed to doing their jobs regardless of thecircumstances, and contribute greatly to the security of the United States and the world; Whereas public servants have bravely fought in armed con-flict in defense of the United States and its ideals, anddeserve the care and benefits they have earned throughtheir honorable service;

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