House Resolution Passed Honoring Public Servants


With Public Service Recognition Week in full swing, the House of Representatives passed H.R.299, a resolution honoring the contributions of millions of public servants nationwide. The bill, introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), recognizes the often thankless tasks carried out by public employees every day.

“While Public Service Week lasts only seven days… I believe that the contributions and sacrifices of public servants ought to be recognized and appreciated throughout the entire year,” said Lynch. “Hopefully, by honoring public servants and acknowledging the value of their service, we may show younger generations the importance of public service and inspire them to consider a career in Federal, State, or local government.”

Rep. Lynch is the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia. Reps. Danny Davis (D-IL), Edolphus Towns (D-NY) Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), James Moran (D-VA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Donna Edwards (D-MD) also signed-on to the resolution.

Click Here to see the Text of H.Res. 299