WASHINGTON – This week, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, continues to recognize the efforts and hard work of county, state, and federal government employees and members of the uniformed services across the country as a cosponsor of the bipartisan Public Service Recognition Week Resolution, which designates May 3-9, 2015 as Public Service Recognition Week.
“From small towns to large cities to our nation’s capital, government employees provide essential services that help keep our nation running on track,” said Sen. Carper. “This week and every week, these public servants deserve our appreciation for their dedication to their communities and our nation. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to thank a public servant and to learn more about the work that he or she does to help make our nation so great.”
Since 1985, the first week of May has been dedicated as Public Service Recognition Week to highlight the millions of hardworking Americans who serve the country as federal, state, county and local government employees and members of the uniformed services.
The resolution was introduced by Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) and cosponsored by Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Sherrod Brown (D- Ohio), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.).