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S.Res. 117 (114th): A resolution 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.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 26, 2015 (Introduced).


III

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 117

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 26, 2015

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

RESOLUTION

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—

(1)

recognizes the efforts of linemen in keeping the power on and protecting public safety; and

(2)

supports the designation of National Lineman Appreciation Day.