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National First Responders Day

NEW BILL – Earlier this month, I introduced a new legislation in the House with Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) that would designate National First Responders Day as one of our legal public holidays.

October 28th is when we typically recognize National First Responders Day. But most people would never know that because every day is “National Something or Other Day.” There are literally thousands of special interests and advocacy groups who have laid claim to their own day of recognition. (There are ~130 in November alone.)

This bill, H.R. 8724, would elevate National First Responders Day from a simple day of recognition to one of our legal public holidays. Which seems fitting given the selflessness and heroism of our nation’s first responders.

Photo Credit: Lancaster County Fire Rescue