Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina

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Rep. Meadows Introduces First Responders Resolution

May 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined Reps. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD), along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), to introduce a House Resolution annually designating October 28th as a national holiday--“Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day.”

Rep. Meadows released the following statement on the resolution:

“The idea for this resolution came directly from a Western North Carolina constituent who, like me, believes that our first responders represent the best of our nation. Having met with hundreds of our first responders in Western North Carolina, I can tell you that their dedication to their community is unmatched. These are men and women who are consistently willing to put their lives on the line for their friends, neighbors, and country, and they deserve to be recognized for that sacrifice.”

Statement from Senator Tom Cotton:

“Every day our first responders put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans. So I think it’s fitting that we set aside one day a year to celebrate them and their service. They deserve nothing less.”

Statement from Rep. Mike Capuano:

“I’ve worked with the family of Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in April of 2013 by those responsible for the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon, to honor our first responders. Every day they put the safety of their community first by entering burning buildings, pursuing armed suspects, and rushing into danger. I think it’s important to designate a day to honor their service.”

Rep. Capuano also provided the following quote from Andrew Collier, family member of Officer Sean Collier:

"I am very excited to see this day taking another step closer to becoming a reality. This is something I set forth as my mission to honor my brother Sean and all first responders after he passed. I want to thank everyone who helped move this bill forward."

Statement from Rep. Elijah Cummings:

"Time after time, our brave first responders run toward danger to save lives and keep us safe,” Cummings said. “I am proud to join my colleagues in the House and Senate to introduce this Resolution to honor first responders’ service to our communities.”