Tuesday, March 3, 2009

English Language Unity Act - Bill # H.R.997

I just took action on this issue and thought you might find it interesting too.

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Congressional Legislation
English Language Unity Act of 2007
Bill # H.R.997

Original Sponsor:
Steve King (R-IA 5th)

Cosponsor Total: 121
(last sponsor added 10/03/2008)
7 Democrats
114 Republicans

About This Legislation:

H.R. 997 would protect English as our common language by making English the official language of the United States.

ProEnglish supports this bill because it would:

  • Protect English by giving it an "official" status in law that it has never had before.
  • Repeal the "multilingual mandate," Executive Order 13166,which currently requires federal agencies and funds recipients, including state and local governments, to provide translations and interpreters for non-English speakers in their native language.
  • Reform U.S. naturalization requirements by directing the Department of Homeland Security to develop a standardized English exam that would be given to candidates for naturalization.
  • Enable taxpayers to sue the federal government to stop bureaucrats from violating the law.

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