WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate last night unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) honoring federal, state and local government employees, both civilian and military, during Public Service Recognition Week.  Public Service Recognition Week starts next Sunday, May 6th.

The cosponsors of Senator Akaka’s resolution (S. Res. 419) are Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Joseph Lieberman (ID-Connecticut), Tom Carper (D-Delaware), Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey), Jim Webb (D-Virginia), Christopher A. Coons (D-Delaware), Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts), and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Maryland).

Senator Akaka said: “I am pleased the Senate has agreed once again to honor our public servants.  Over the course of my career in public service, I have worked with so many talented, hard-working people dedicated to helping others.  I have been inspired meeting countless men and women who come to work every day to serve their communities and country.  These admirable Americans provide so many of the vital services that make our way of life possible.”

Senator Akaka is the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia. 

For more information on Public Service Recognition Week, please visit http://publicservicerecognitionweek.org/