T&I Committee Passes Rep. Meadows’ Resolution Designating as National First Responders Day

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WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 | Ben Williamson (202-225-6401) | comments

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T&I Committee Passes Rep. Meadows’ Resolution Designating National First Responders Day

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed Rep. Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) H.Con.Res. 37, a resolution to designate October 28th as National First Responders Day.

Our country owes a debt of gratitude to those who consistently put their lives on the line to protect their neighbors and communities. The new holiday would recognize the contributions of all fire, police, EMT, and volunteer service men and women across this nation every year on October 28th.

Rep. Meadows released the following statement on the resolution:

“Having met with so many first responders in Western North Carolina and in Washington, D.C., I’ve seen firsthand their dedication to our communities and our country. While many of us go about our daily lives throughout the week, millions of first responders across the country train and prepare for the worst—often leaving their own families for long periods of time and risking their lives to ensure the safety of others. Their efforts deserve to be recognized.

I’m honored to have been able to introduce this measure in support of a day to honor the nation’s first responders along with a bipartisan group of cosponsors, including my friend the late Chairman Elijah Cummings, who put a particular emphasis on recognizing the work of first responders. It is time our nation honors those who devote their lives to protecting us. I want to thank my colleagues for their support, and especially America’s first responder community for their incredible service each and every day.”

To read Rep. Meadows resolution, click here. The Senate version, S.Con.Res.15, also enjoys bipartisan support, led by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tom Cotton.

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