Wednesday, July 9, 2008

NEWS FROM CONGRESSMAN SAM FARR

NEWS FROM CONGRESSMAN SAM FARR
17th Congressional District of California
July 9, 2008
CONTACT: Tom Mentzer, 202-225-2861, tom.mentzer@mail.house.gov
http://farr.house.gov/


HOUSE PASSES FARR RESOLUTION

HONORING FIREFIGHTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) on Tuesday introduced a resolution honoring the sacrifice and hard work of the thousands of firefighters battling California wildfires. The resolution was brought before the full House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon and was passed unanimously.

“You can’t help but have an incredible amount of pride for the ability to call to order firemen and women from all over the United States,” Rep. Farr said from the House floor. “These firefighters work nonstop. They’re on 12 hours, then off 12 hours, but they have to work every day. They don’t stop on weekends. They just keep going out of the camps and into the fire lines.”

The resolution was co-sponsored by 32 members of the California congressional delegation, including every Democrat.

“We’re only in the opening weeks of the fire season,” Rep. Farr said following the vote. “We will surely be calling on these brave men and women again this summer, and I for one am thankful for all of the hard work they do.”

A link to Congressman Farr’s floor speech on the resolution is currently linked from his home page, http://www.farr.house.gov.

Text of the resolution is available here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.RES.1322.IH:

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