Rep. Steve King’s bill H.R. 997, The English Language Unity Act of 2017 is gaining new cosponsors weekly! We’re pleased to announce that House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise LA-1, has cosponsored H.R. 997!
House Majority Whip Scalise has been a consistent and strong advocate for official English legislation in Congress, and was awarded the American Unity Award for the 114th Congress by ProEnglish in 2016.
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.
As we reported last week, Rep. Steve Stivers OH-15, Rep. Jody Hice GA-10, and Rep. Mo Brooks AL-also recently became cosponsors of Rep. Steve King’s English Language Unity Act of 2017.
H.R. 997 now has 39 cosponsors, with the author of the bill, Rep. Steve King, the official English bill has 40 sponsors in Congress.
ProEnglish praised the initial introduction of House Resolution 997 (“The English Language Unity Act”) by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. It designates English as the nation’s official language of governmental operations and establishes a uniform language requirement for the citizen naturalization process.
If your Representative has not cosponsored H.R. 997, you can ask them to here.