U.S. House passes National Public Works Week resolution
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res. 352, a resolution supporting National Public Works Week 2007. Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, National Public Works Week calls attention to the importance of public works in community life.
The resolution recognizes public works infrastructure, facilities and services as playing a “pivotal role in the health, safety and well-being of the people of the United States.” It urges “citizens and communities throughout the United States to join with representatives of the Federal Government in activities and ceremonies designed to pay tribute to the public works professionals of the Nation and to recognize the substantial contributions that public works professionals make to the Nation.”
Introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James L. Oberstar (D-MN) and co-sponsored by Ranking Member John Mica (R-FL) and more than 20 Congressional leaders, H. Res. 352 passed the House by voice vote.
“We applaud our Chairman Oberstar and our Congressional Leaders for recognizing the public works professionals who provide critical services to their communities,” said Bill Verkest, APWA president. “This celebration recognizes the professionals who serve the public good every day.”
National Public Works Week 2007, observed May 20-26, celebrates public works professionals who are “Moving Life Forward.”
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