Senator Warren Issues Statement Celebrating "Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day"
Bipartisan Warren-Cotton Resolution Designating the Day Passed Unanimously in June
Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today issued the following statement marking October 28, 2019 as Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day:
"Whether they're responding to the gas explosions that devastated the Merrimack Valley last year or the tornadoes that tore across the Cape this summer, first responders in Massachusetts and across the country go above and beyond to save lives, keep us safe, and help our communities rebuild -- often risking their own lives in the process. To all of our first responders and their families, today is an opportunity for us to honor your service and the sacrifices you make daily -- and a reminder that we must always work to ensure that you have the resources you need to continue your courageous work."
A bipartisan resolution to designate October 28, 2019 as Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day -- introduced in the Senate by Senators Warren, Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) -- unanimously passed the Senate in June of this year.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, an estimated 4.6 million career and volunteer firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians, and paramedic workers serve communities all across the United States. The resolution encourages Americans to honor our country's first responders with ceremonies and activities to recognize their contributions.
In 2017, Senators Warren and Cotton worked to pass a similar resolution honoring first responders.
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