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English Language Unity Act of 2007
Bill # H.R.997
Steve King (R-IA 5th)
Cosponsor Total: 121
(last sponsor added 10/03/2008)
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.