July 24, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – ProEnglish, the nation's leading advocate of official English, will testify before the House Judiciary Committtee's Subcommittee on the Constitution on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:30 AM in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The committee will interview experts on the official English issue, including ProEnglish Chairwoman of the Board, Dr. Rosalie Porter, PhD. The hearing will address the need for Congress to pass Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) legislation, the English Language Unity Act of 2011 (H.R. 997).
H.R. 997 would make English the official language of the federal government. It would require all official functions of government to be conducted in English and it would limit taxpayer-funded translations to a limited number of excepted areas, including public health and safety. The bill currently has 120 bi-partisan cosponsors.
EVENT: House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution to hear testimony in support of H.R. 997
DATE: Thursday, August 2, 2012
TIMES: 10: 30 AM
LOCATION: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Congressman King spoke eloquently on the need to make English our nation’s official language.
The entire speech is available on YouTube. Click the picture below to watch.