FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2012
CONTACT: Eden Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 714-6014
Washington, DC—ProEnglish will join Congressman Steve King (R-IA) for a press conference on Thursday, August 2nd, following the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on his bill, H.R. 997, the “English Language Unity Act” at the House Triangle. Witnesses include Dr. Rosalie Porter, ProEnglish Chairman of the Board.
What: Hearing on H.R. 997, the “English Language Unity Act,” and Press Conference
When: Thursday, August 2, 2012 Hearing – 10:30 AM ET, Press Conference – 1:00 PM ET
Where: Hearing – 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Press Conference – House Triangle on Southeast side of the Capitol
The English Language Unity Act of 2011 (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 121 bi-partisan cosponsors.
Congressman King has championed the cause of official English legislation since his time in the Iowa State Senate, where he led the successful effort to enact English as Iowa’s official language.