WASHINGTON, D.C.\u2014 The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution declaring July 27, 2019, as the "National Day of the American Cowboy."\r\n\r\nThe resolution was sponsored by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. and Jon Tester, D-Mont. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso was also a cosponsor.\r\n\r\nThe day commemorates the "pioneering men and women who helped establish the American West," according to a press release from Enzi's office.\r\n\u201cI am proud to lead this resolution that resonates with our Cowboy State,\u201d Enzi said. \u201cThe cowboy legend still lives in our culture and our imaginations. We look to cowboys as role models for how to live up to the best American qualities.\u201d\r\nFormer U.S. Senator Craig Thomas, R-Wyo., started this tradition in 2005. Every year since, the U.S. Senate has passed this resolution, which also coincides with Cheyenne Frontier Days.\r\nAccording to the resolution, \u201cthe cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism,\u201d and the cowboy archetype \u201ctranscends ethnicity, gender, geographic boundaries, and political affiliations.\u201d\r\nTo read the full resolution, click\u00a0here.