A resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate seeks 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 across the nation.

Wyoming Republican U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso were joined on the resolution by 10 other senators, including Republicans Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, of Idaho, and Democrats Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana.

Enzi says the American cowboy has been a part of the spirit and culture of the United States for generations, and the National Day of the American Cowboy is a way to acknowledge the contributions cowboys have made throughout history and today.