Congressmen introduce bill to make National First Responders Day a federal holiday

  • Source: WHNS-TV Fox 21 Greenville
  • Published: 11/18/2020 12:00 AM

A South Carolina lawmaker has partnered with a fellow congressman from Illinois to introduce a bill to designate October 28 as "National First Responders Day". Republican Congressman Ralph Norman who serves South Carolina's 5th District partnered with Democratic Congressman Bobby Rush of Illinois to introduce the bill. If passed, the bill would add it to the current list of ten "legal public holidays" under current law. Right now, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day are all recognized. Both congressmen say they believe the selflessness and heroism of first responders should be honored and celebrated with a legal public holiday.


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