Senate Resolution Honors American Cowboys

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today cosponsored a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., to declare July 26 the Day of the American Cowboy. This is the ninth year the resolution has been introduced and serves to honor the accomplishments and contributions of cowboys from around the nation.

“The cowboy is a fixture in American history, culture and lore, and also a big part of North Dakota’s heritage,” Hoeven said. “Even President Teddy Roosevelt tried his hand at it more than 100 years ago and declared, ‘I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota,’ and ‘It was here that the romance of my life began.’ The National Day of the American Cowboy is a way to acknowledge the contributions cowboys have made throughout our history and their importance to our nation to this day.”

In addition to Hoeven, Senators Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., James Inhofe, R-Okla., Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Jon Tester, D-Mont., and John Walsh, D-Mont. are also cosponsors of the resolution.

A copy of the resolution can be found here.