S. RES. 117
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 26, 2015
Mr. Tillis submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of March 31, 2015, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.
Whereas the profession of linemen is steeped in personal, family, and professional tradition;
Whereas linemen are often first responders during storms and other catastrophic events, working to make the scene safe for other public safety heroes;
Whereas linemen must work high atop powerlines 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to keep electricity flowing;
Whereas linemen play a vital role in the Nation’s economy by maintaining and growing the energy infrastructure of the United States;
Whereas linemen must often work under dangerous conditions separated from their families to keep schools and businesses open;
Whereas linemen put their lives on the line every day with little recognition from the community regarding the danger of their work; and
Whereas March 31, 2015, would be an appropriate date to designate as National Lineman Appreciation Day: Now, therefore, be it
That the Senate—
recognizes the efforts of linemen in keeping the power on and protecting public safety; and
supports the designation of National Lineman Appreciation Day.