Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), the most recent cosponsor of S.678, the English Language Unity Act, in the United States Senate, recently won his Republican Senate primary race in Arkansas.
Along with Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-OK) main sponsorship of S.678 in the 117th Congress, the following members of the U.S. Senate all have joined Sen. Boozman as cosponsors of the bill:
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND); Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD); Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS); Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS); Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Sen. John Boozman (R-AR).
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 U.S. Senate, as well as in H.R.997 in the U.S. House, will save Americans billions of dollars in current, government-mandated translation and interpretation costs, and also will encourage cultural and linguistic integration by new arrivals to our nation.