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S.Res. 130 (110th): A resolution designating July 28, 2007, as “National Day of the American Cowboy”.

The text of the bill below is as of May 21, 2007 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).



1st Session

S. RES. 130


March 28, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Craig, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Ensign, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Cornyn, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Allard, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Domenici, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Hatch, and Mr. Reid) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

May 17, 2007

Reported by , without amendment

May 21, 2007

Considered and agreed to


Designating July 28, 2007, as National Day of the American Cowboy.

Whereas pioneering men and women, recognized as cowboys, helped establish the American West;

Whereas that cowboy spirit continues to infuse the Nation with its solid character, sound family values, and good common sense;

Whereas the cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism;

Whereas the cowboy loves, lives off of, and depends on the land and its creatures, and is an excellent steward, protecting and enhancing the environment;

Whereas the cowboy continues to play a significant role in the culture and economy of the United States;

Whereas approximately 800,000 ranchers in all 50 States are conducting business and contributing to the economic well-being of nearly every county in the Nation;

Whereas rodeo is the sixth most-watched sport in the United States;

Whereas membership in rodeo and other organizations encompassing the livelihood of a cowboy transcends race and sex and spans every generation;

Whereas the cowboy is an American icon;

Whereas to recognize the American cowboy is to acknowledge the ongoing commitment of the United States to an esteemed and enduring code of conduct; and

Whereas the ongoing contributions made by cowboys to their communities should be recognized and encouraged: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—


designates July 28, 2007, as National Day of the American Cowboy; and


encourages the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

May 17, 2007

Reported without amendment