U.S. Senate declares National Day of the American Cowboy

Washington, D.C. – In a tribute to the hard working men and women who helped establish the American West, the U.S. Senate has declared July 23, 2016 National Day of the American Cowboy. The resolution, which the Senate passed unanimously this week, was introduced by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. Started in 2005 by U.S. Senator Craig Thomas, the National Day of the American Cowboy traditionally coincides each year with Cheyenne Frontier Days. The resolution honors the culture, traditions and values of the American Cowboy way of life that are still alive today. The resolution states, “The cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism.” Other cosponsors of the resolution include Senators John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, John Hoeven, R-N.D., James Inhofe, R-Okla., James Lankford, R-Okla., Harry Reid, D-Nev., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Tom Udall, D-N.M., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Jon Tester, D-Mont., and John Thune, R-S.D. #shortgo #buckrail #reboot #county10 #springcity #dally #oilcity #county17 #news