Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) is the latest cosponsor of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act, in the United States House of Representatives.
Along with Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) new sponsorship of H.R. 997, the following members of Congress all have joined Rep. DesJarlais as early cosponsors of the bill:
Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX); Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC); Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ); Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS); Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA); Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY); Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC); Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL); Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI); Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA); Rep. Bob Good (R-VA); Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA); Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA); Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX); Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV); Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL); Rep. Scott DesJarlais (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 H.R. 997 in the House, as well as in S. 678 in the Senate, 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.