ProEnglish Has 2nd White House Meeting To Discuss Official English Legislation

ProEnglish Has 2nd White House Meeting To Discuss Official English Legislation

ProEnglish Executive Director Stephen Guschov and ProEnglish Director of Government Relations Dan Carter recently visited the White House for the second time in three weeks to continue to discuss a variety of official English legislation issues with senior aides to President Donald Trump.

The White House meeting followed up on potential Trump administration support for the English Language Unity Act, the RAISE Act, the COST Act, and the possibility of President Trump repealing former President Clinton’s onerous Executive Order 13166 with a new Executive Order signed by the President.

Former President Clinton’s EO 13166 mandates taxpayer-funded foreign language translations for all federally-funded agencies and contractors, and it costs Americans at least $2 billion a year according to a Government Accountability Office study. A repeal of EO 13166 by President Trump would have huge economic benefits and would save Americans billions of dollars a year.

Guschov and Carter also discussed the important role of cultural assimilation during the White House meeting. When President Trump was campaigning for the White House in 2015 and 2016, he frequently remarked, “We have a country where to assimilate, you have to speak English.”

Vice President Pence also was a loyal and strong supporter and co-sponsor of official English legislation when he was a representative from Indiana, and he co-sponsored the English Language Unity Act in five different Congresses.

ProEnglish was greatly encouraged by the second White House meeting, and looks forward to additional meetings at the White House with more Trump administration officials in order to accelerate official English legislation and executive orders.