Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) is the newest cosponsor of H.R.997, the English Language Unity Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Along with Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) main sponsorship of H.R. 997 in the 117th Congress, the following members of the House all have joined Rep. Bilirakis as 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); Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE); Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA); Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL); Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH); Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL); Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX); Rep. Michael Guest (R-MS); Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA); Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC); Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL); Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL).
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 integration by new arrivals to our nation.