The U.S. Senate has declared July 28th, 2018, the "National Day of the American Cowboy". The resolution was passed unanimously by the Senate on Tuesday, and was was introduced by Wyoming's U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso along with Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Enzi's office calls the resolution "a tribute to the hard working men and women that helped establish the American West."
It states, “The cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism,” and that the cowboy archetype “transcends ethnicity, gender, geographic boundaries, and political affiliations.”

The National Day of the American Cowboy was started in 2005 by Wyoming's late U.S. Senator Craig Thomas and honors the culture, traditions and values of the American Cowboy way of life that are still alive today, according to the release. It traditionally coincides with Cheyenne Frontier Days each year.