May 19, 2020
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) praised the passage of S. Res. 586, a bipartisan resolution designating this week as National Public Works Week. The resolution encourages the public to recognize and celebrate the important contributions that public works officials make every day to improve public infrastructure in the United States.
“Here in Congress, it is essential that we continue to ensure we can defend America and build up and modernize our nation’s infrastructure,” Inhofe said. “National Public Works Week is a time to recognize the importance of making certain America’s infrastructure will last us for years to come. This priority is even more evident as we face the COVID-19 public health crisis. Much of our country’s ability to stay home and slow the spread of the virus wouldn’t be possible without the essential workers who maintain and build our nation’s infrastructure—we are grateful for you.”
“National Public Works Week honors the dedicated public works professionals who make vital contributions to our country,” said Senator Harris. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in recognizing those who work to protect, build, clean, and improve the public infrastructure and public spaces in their communities. We owe them a debt of gratitude, especially those serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Joining Inhofe and Harris as original cosponsors on the resolution are John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Angus King (I-Maine), Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).