Sen. James Inhofe Files English Language Unity Act In United States Senate
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has filed S.678, the English Language Unity Act, in the United States Senate.
Sen. Inhofe is a longtime sponsor and supporter of the English Language Unity Act.
Sen. Inhofe has been joined by 5 other early cosponsors of S.678, including Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
The English Language Unity Act has been filed to “declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress’ powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution.”
The passage of official English legislation in S.678 in the Senate, as well as in H.R. 997 in the House, will save Americans billions of dollars in current, government-mandated translation and interpretation costs, and also will encourage cultural and linguistic assimilation by new arrivals to our nation.
ProEnglish has been engaging several new and returning members of Congress, in both the Senate and the House, in order to advocate for additional cosponsorship and support of the English Language Unity Act.