Enzi sponsors resolution declaring July 27 as National Day of the American Cowboy
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution declaring July 27, 2019 as the National Day of the American Cowboy. This resolution, sponsored by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. and Jon Tester, D-Mont., commemorates the pioneering men and women who helped establish the American West. U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., was also a cosponsor.
“I am proud to lead this resolution that resonates with our Cowboy State,” said Enzi. “The cowboy legend still lives in our culture and our imaginations. We look to cowboys as role models for how to live up to the best American qualities.”
Former U.S. Senator Craig Thomas, R-Wyo., started this tradition in 2005. Every year since, the U.S. Senate has passed this resolution, which also coincides with Cheyenne Frontier Days.
According to the resolution, “the cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism,” and the cowboy archetype “transcends ethnicity, gender, geographic boundaries, and political affiliations.”