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H.Res. 969 (116th): Recognizing “National Public Works Week”.

The text of the resolution below is as of May 15, 2020 (Introduced). The resolution was not adopted.



2d Session

H. RES. 969


May 15, 2020

(for herself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Ms. Titus) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


Recognizing National Public Works Week.

Whereas public works professionals focus on infrastructure, facilities, and services that are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities and to the public health, high quality of life, and well-being of the United States of America;

Whereas such infrastructure, facilities, and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public works professionals, who are engineers, managers, and employees of Federal, State, and local government and the private sector, and who are responsible for rebuilding, improving, and protecting our Nation’s transportation, water supply, water treatment and solid waste systems, public buildings, and other structures and facilities essential for our citizens;

Whereas public works professionals have continued to provide these essential services during the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, placing themselves at increased risk of infection;

Whereas it is in the public interest for citizens, civic leaders, and children of the United States to gain knowledge of, and to maintain a progressive interest and understanding of, the importance of public works and public works programs in their respective communities; and

Whereas the week of May 17 through May 23, 2020, marks the 60th annual National Public Works Week: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives supports National Public Works Week and encourages the people of the United States to pay tribute to our public works professionals, engineers, managers, and employees and to recognize the substantial contributions they make to protecting our national health, safety, and quality of life.