Even with all of the great challenges that have been posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, variants, vaccination and mask mandates, and shutdowns, ProEnglish is off to a rapid start in the new, mid-term election year of 2022 as we engage the offices of several senators and representatives on Capitol Hill in an effort to continue to build support for H.R. 997 and S. 678, The English Language Unity Act, in the 117th Congress.
The English Language Unity Act designates English as the nation’s official language of governmental operations and establishes a uniform language requirement for the citizen naturalization process.
The passage of official English legislation in H.R. 997 and S. 678 will save Americans billions of dollars in current, government-mandated translation and interpretation costs and will encourage cultural and linguistic integration by new arrivals to our nation.
ProEnglish already has been engaging several members of Congress, in both the House and Senate, in order to advocate for their cosponsorship of the English Language Unity Act.
ProEnglish is working with Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) in order to attempt to include the English Language Unity Act as an amendment in a larger budget or immigration bill.
ProEnglish also is urging senators on Capitol Hill to support the RAISE Act, which will establish a point-based system that will help select skilled immigrants who have the most to offer to this nation, and immigrant applicants will earn points in part based on their proficiency in English.
As well, ProEnglish is urging representatives to support the COST Act, which is a very important cost oversight bill, and which likely will show American taxpayers the exorbitant costs that they are paying for multilingual translation services provided by the Federal Government, including the 2020 United States Census, which included some Census materials available in as many as 59 non-English languages.
When you support ProEnglish in 2022, you partner alongside us as we engage the 117th Congress, and as we seek to pass H.R. 997, S. 678, the RAISE Act, and the COST Act.
There is very much to do on behalf of official English in this new, mid-term election year of 2022, and we are very grateful to you for your support of ProEnglish!