Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma has filed the English Language Unity Act in the United States Senate in the 116th Congress.
The bill is also known as S. 678.
S. 678 designates English as the nation’s official language of governmental operations and establishes a uniform language requirement for the citizen naturalization process.
S. 678 had 7 supporters in the U.S. Senate in the 115th Congress, and ProEnglish seeks even greater support of the bill in the Senate in the 116th Congress.
The House companion bill to S. 678 is H.R. 997. It recently was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 116th Congress and already is attracting new co-sponsors.
The passage of official English legislation in S. 678 and H.R. 997 will save Americans billions of dollars in current, government-mandated translation and interpretation costs and will encourage cultural and linguistic assimilation by new arrivals to our nation.
A recent Rasmussen Reports poll sponsored by ProEnglish showed that 81% of Americans believe that English should be the official language of the United States.