Hoeven Introduces Resolution Designating November 3rd as National Bison Day

Senator Led Efforts to Designate Bison as National Mammal

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate November 3rd as National Bison Day. The resolution celebrates America’s national mammal, the North American bison, and its significance in United States’ history.

“We worked hard to designate the bison as our national mammal to commemorate its unique and incredible place in American history and culture,” said Senator Hoeven. “Bison are strong, proud and free, and an important spiritual symbol for many Native Americans. They are a true American icon with an incredible story. The bison was once nearly wiped out, but through our nation’s first great conservation effort, they flourish today throughout the United States and North America. This resolution designates November 3 as National Bison Day and commemorates all that the bison means to our nation.”

Hoeven introduced the bipartisan National Bison Legacy Act which was signed into law in 2016. The legislation designated the bison as the United States’ national mammal and recognized its significance in American history.

The resolution is cosponsored by the following Senators: Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas).

Read the full resolution here.