WASHINGTON, D.C.– “We are very pleased to present the Theodore Roosevelt American Unity Award for the 114th Congress to U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise,” announces Executive Director Sam Pimm of ProEnglish, a national organization that advocates for English as the official language of government at the state and federal level. The congressman represents Louisiana’s 1st District and is the current U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip.
ProEnglish made the presentation to Scalise during a ceremony at the Lincoln Room in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The award is given biennially to recognize the legislator in every Congress whose leadership in working to preserve and protect the nation’s unity through our common English language best exemplifies U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s commitment to American unity. The recipient is chosen by ProEnglish’s national board of directors.
“Since he has been in Congress since 2008, and during the dozen years before that serving in Louisiana’s state legislature, Steve Scalise has dedicated himself to promoting America’s melting pot by faithfully advocating and sponsoring legislation to enact English as our official language of government. The congressman’s advocacy and educational efforts have been invaluable in the continuing bipartisan effort to pass this legislation into law,” Pimm says.
Previous recipients have included U.S. Reps. Tom Price, R-Georgia, Steve King, R-Iowa, and Ron Paul, R-Texas, as well as U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma.
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