Category Archive: Legislation

May 19

Texas takes the bill by the horns

In mid-May 2015, the Texas state legislature made Texas the tenth state to pass the National Day of the Cowboy bill, following the lead of  Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi, Kansas, and Virginia. Former Texas Senator, Jeff Wentworth, started the wagon rolling in Austin when he first sponsored and achieved passage of …

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May 29

2013 National Day of the Cowboy gaining solid ground

  After more than eight years of working to secure permanent passage of a National Day for the Cowboy, six states have now passed the National Day of the Cowboy bill in perpetuity; Wyoming, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and Oregon. We’ve also secured a 2013 proclamation or resolution from Kentucky, Indiana, Texas, Tennessee and …

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May 14

Oregon makes it six

On May 7, 2013, the Oregon Legislature became the sixth legislature in the nation to pass the National Day of the Cowboy in perpetuity. The Oregon resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 25, was co-sponsored by Senator Doug Whitsett and Representative Mike McLane. “Cowboys deserve special recognition in Oregon because the beef and ranching industries are critical to the state economy,’ …

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Feb 11

National Day of the Cowboy News September 2011

From the Publisher Thanks to our very dedicated campaign volunteers, we made significant headway in securing National Day of the Cowboy resolutions across the country in 2011. Legislatures in which the resolution passed are California, New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Texas (passed for 2011 and 2012), and Illinois. Governors’ proclamations came from North Carolina, Nebraska and …

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