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“Congress and plumbing professionals across the United States and the world are committed to safeguarding public health,” the resolution states. “The people of the United States rely on plumbing professionals to maintain, repair, and rebuild the aging water infrastructure of the United States.”

The resolution also points out that more than 2.5 billion people around the world live without adequate sanitation facilities, which is the leading cause of infection.

Sens. Michael BennetMichael BennetSenate passes college anti-Semitism bill Speculation and starting points: accreditation, a new administration and a new Congress The untold stories of the 2016 battle for the Senate MORE (D-Colo.), Orrin HatchOrrin HatchTax reform: Starting place for jobs, growth Overnight Finance: Senate Dems dig in as shutdown looms | Trump taps fast-food exec for Labor chief | Portland's new CEO tax Mnuchin, Price meet with GOP senators MORE (R-Utah), Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyOvernight Energy: Fight over miners' benefits risks shutdown | Flint aid crosses finish line in House Senate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk Dem senator: Trump’s EPA pick is ‘corruption’ MORE (D-Ore.), Ron WydenRon WydenSenate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk Senate fight over miners' heathcare boils over Budowsky: Did Putin elect Trump? MORE (D-Ore.), John BoozmanJohn BoozmanArk., Texas senators put cheese dip vs. queso to the test Deficits could stand in the way of Trump's agenda The untold stories of the 2016 battle for the Senate MORE (R-Ark.) and Patty MurrayPatty MurrayReid defends relationship with McConnell in farewell speech Top Dem signals likely opposition to Sessions nomination Overnight Finance: Trump takes victory lap at Carrier plant | House passes 'too big to fail' revamp | Trump econ team takes shape MORE (D-Wash.) sponsored the resolution, which designates March 11, 2013, “World Plumbing Day.”