NATIONAL DAY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)

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                  NATIONAL DAY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY

  Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Judiciary 
Committee be discharged from further consideration and the Senate 
proceed to S. Res. 371.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk 
will report the resolution by title.
  The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 371) designating July 22, 2006, as 
     ``National Day of the American Cowboy.''

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
resolution.
  Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the resolution 
be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and the motion to reconsider 
be laid upon the table.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 371) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 371

       Whereas pioneering men and women, recognized as cowboys, 
     helped establish the American West;
       Whereas that cowboy spirit continues to infuse this country 
     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;

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       Whereas the cowboy continues to play a significant role in 
     the culture and economy of the United States;
       Whereas approximately 800,000 ranchers are conducting 
     business in all 50 States and are 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
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates July 22, 2006, as ``National Day of the 
     American Cowboy''; and
       (2) encourages the people of the United States to observe 
     the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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