December 09, 2009

Bill Pre-Filed in Missouri to Eliminate Non-English Driver’s Licensing

Missouri Representative Cynthia Davis has pre-filed legislation in Missouri that would eliminate driver’s license exams in languages other than English. House Bill 1231 would require

November 12, 2009

Should the English Proficiency Requirement for Citizenship be Reduced?

Recently, U.S. English, Inc. asked Americans to express their opinion on the age at which applicants for U.S. citizenship should be required to take an

October 08, 2009

Official English Support Grows in U.S. Senate

Action is picking up in the Senate on S. 991, legislation that would make English the official language of the United States. Introduced by Sen.

September 24, 2009

H.R. 997 Co-Sponsor List Grows Again With Addition of Rep. Latham

Iowa Representative Tom Latham became the 128th co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, as the push for official English legislation heats up in Congress. The Congressman

September 17, 2009

Rep. Camp Increases H.R. 997 Co-Sponsor Total to 127

Representative Dave Camp became the 127th co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, marking the seventh member of Congress joining the effort to make English the official

September 15, 2009

Rep. Deal, Rep. Issa Become H.R. 997 Co-Sponsors

Two representatives signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 997 yesterday, bringing the total number of co-sponsors of the English Language Unity Act to 126. Rep.

September 09, 2009

House Returns with Four New Co-Sponsors of H.R. 997

Congress returned from its summer recess on Tuesday and four Representatives marked the occasion by becoming co-sponsors of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act.

July 06, 2009

New Jersey Court Upholds Driver’s License Suspension for Spanish-speaking DWI Suspect

A New Jersey appeals court refused to reinstate the driver’s license of a non-English speaking DWI suspect last week, finding, “the right to due process

June 17, 2009

Rep. Fred Upton Adds to Growing List of H.R. 997 Co-Sponsors

The number of co-sponsors of the English Language Unity Act increased to 119 yesterday with the support of Michigan Congressman Fred Upton. Rep. Upton becomes

June 16, 2009

118: Congressman Turner Becomes Co-Sponsor of H.R. 997

Congressman Michael Turner became a co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, representing the fourth representative this month to support legislation to make English the official language

June 10, 2009

Addition of Rep. Aderholt Increases H.R. 997 Co-Sponsor List to 117

Support for official English legislation increased again yesterday, as Alabama Representative Robert Aderholt added his name as a co-sponsor of the English Language Unity Act.

June 09, 2009

Rep. Lincoln Davis Becomes Newest Co-Sponsor of H.R. 997

Rep. Lincoln Davis became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday. The addition of the Tennessee Democrat increases the number of supporters of legislation to

June 05, 2009

Rep. Brian Bilbray Asks FAA to Ensure English Proficiency of Airline Mechanics

Recent reports that hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified mechanics are unable to comprehend the English language has led Rep. Brian Bilbray and 16

June 04, 2009

Missouri Representative Roy Blunt Co-Sponsors H.R. 997

Rep. Roy Blunt signed on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, increasing the number of House members supporting the English Language Unity Act to

June 03, 2009

Louisiana House Committee Approves Official English Measure

The Louisiana House Government Affairs Committee approved a resolution yesterday that urges the federal government to make English the official language of the United States.

May 20, 2009

Rep. Barrett Becomes the 114th Co-Sponsor of H.R. 997

Rep. J. Gresham Barrett of South Carolina became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, bringing the total number of co-sponsors of the English Language

May 08, 2009

Rep. Scott Garrett Brings H.R. 997 Co-Sponsor Total to 113

New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, bringing the total number of co-sponsors of legislation to make English the

May 06, 2009

Canada’s Cost of Official Bilingualism: $1.8 billion per year

A new report conducted by the Fraser Institute finds that Canada is spending up to $1.8 billion annually to conform with Canada’s federal bilingual

May 05, 2009

86 Percent of Oklahomans Support Making English the Official Language

As the Oklahoma House of Representatives prepares to vote on an initiative to make English the official language, a new SoonerPoll.com survey has found

April 30, 2009

State Legislative Update – Apr. 30, 2009

Oklahoma – Legislation that would give voters the opportunity to make English the official language of the state has passed the House and Senate. The

April 29, 2009

Rep. Rooney Becomes 3rd New H.R. 997 Co-Sponsor in 10 Days

Freshman Representative Tom Rooney became the latest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, increasing the number of co-sponsors of legislation to make English the official language

April 28, 2009

111 in the 111th: Rep. Childers is the Newest Co-Sponsor of H.R. 997

Democrat Travis Childers signed on as the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, becoming the 111th member of Congress to support the English Language Unity

April 22, 2009

Rep. Ed Royce Becomes Newest Co-Sponsor of English Language Unity Act

Congressman Ed Royce signed on as the 110th co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, joining more than one-quarter of his colleagues in supporting legislation to make

April 21, 2009

Tenn. House Subcommittee Approves English-in-the-Workplace Bill

The Employee Affairs Subcommittee of the Tennessee House of Representatives voted 5-0 today to approve H.B. 480 and send it to the full committee for

April 21, 2009

Oklahoma Senate Likely to Act on Official English This Week

The Oklahoma Senate is likely to consider official English legislation during this week, potentially moving Oklahoma closer to becoming the 31st state to make English

April 09, 2009

State Legislative Update – Apr. 9, 2009

Tennessee The Employee Affairs Subcommittee in the Tennessee House of Representatives is scheduled to hear legislation that would protect employers with English-in-the-workplace policies on April 14.

April 02, 2009

Oklahoma Senate Committee Approves Official English Bill

The Oklahoma Senate Rules Committee voted 9-6 yesterday to approve a measure that would give Oklahoma voters the opportunity to make English the official language

April 02, 2009

Congressional Activity – April 2, 2009

New co-sponsors were added to three official English-related bills now pending in the 111th Congress. Rep. Robert Wittman (VA) became the 27th co-sponsor of legislation that

April 01, 2009

Tennessee Senate Committee Votes to Limit Non-English Driver’s License Exams

The Tennessee Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously yesterday to pass S. 11, legislation that would require most written driver’s license exams in the state to

March 31, 2009

Georgia House Votes to Limit Driver’s License Exams to English

The Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation yesterday that would require almost all prospective motorists in the state to take their driver’s license exam in

March 27, 2009

Reps. Westmoreland, Campbell Become Co-Sponsors of H.R. 764

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia and Rep. John Campbell of California have become co-sponsors of H.R. 764, legislation to reduce the provision of multilingual ballots.

March 27, 2009

Rep. Shadegg Becomes Newest Co-Sponsor of H.R. 997

Rep. John Shadegg became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, the 17th member to sign on to legislation to make English the official language

March 26, 2009

State Legislative Update – March 26, 2009

Connecticut Representative John Piscopo has introduced legislation to make English the official language of Connecticut. If H.B. 5968 is enacted, Connecticut would become the 31st

March 25, 2009

H.R. 997 Picks Up Two New Co-Sponsors

Rep. John Campbell of California and Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania became the newest co-sponsors of H.R. 997 today, increasing the number of supporters

March 18, 2009

Rep. Gregg Harper Increases Number of H.R. 997 Co-Sponsors to 106

Rep. Gregg Harper became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 yesterday, raising the total number of co-sponsors of legislation to make English the official language

March 16, 2009

Rep. Ken Calvert is Newest Co-Sponsor of H.R. 997

California Representative Ken Calvert became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997 today, bringing the number of supporters of legislation to make English the official language

March 13, 2009

Legislation to Reduce Government Multilingualism Continues to Gain Support

More Representatives sign on to H.R. 997, H.R. 764 and H.R. 1414

Legislation to make English the official language and reduce government multilingualism continued to pick

March 12, 2009

Rep. Pete Olson Becomes Newest Co-Sponsor of H.R. 997

The English Language Unity Act picked up its 102nd co-sponsor in the House of Representatives with the support of Rep. Pete Olson. Rep. Olson, a

March 11, 2009

Missouri House Transportation Committee Votes to Limit License Exams to English

In a vote today, the Transportation Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives recommended passage of H.B. 696, legislation that would require all Missouri driver’s

March 10, 2009

Rep. Tiahrt Becomes Newest Co-Sponsor of H.R. 997

Support from Kansas Representative Lifts Total to 101

The number of co-sponsors of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act climbed to 101 with the addition

March 04, 2009

Rep. Carney, Rep. Latta Become Co-Sponsors of H.R. 997

Addition of two representatives increases number of co-sponsors to 99

H.R. 997, legislation to make English the official language received additional support in Congress yesterday, picking

March 03, 2009

H.R. 997 Co-Sponsor Total Nears 100

H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act, picked up five new co-sponsors in the House of Representatives yesterday, increasing the total number of supporters to

February 26, 2009

3 New Co-Sponsors Added to H.R. 997

English Language Unity Act Now Has 91 Bi-Partisan Co-Sponsors

Three Representatives added their names as supporters of H.R. 997 yesterday, bringing the total number of co-sponsors

February 25, 2009

U.S. English Hails New Co-Sponsors of H.R. 997, H.R. 764

Five Representatives added as supporters of H.R. 997, bringing total to 88

Five additional members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 997, the

February 18, 2009

State Legislative Update – February 18, 2009

In the past two weeks, new legislation to make English the official language has been introduced in five states, bringing the total to 14 in

February 12, 2009

South Dakota Senate Committee Approves Official English Measure

The South Dakota Senate affairs committee voted yesterday to approve a constitutional amendment that would strengthen the state's official English law. If the measure, S.J.R.

February 11, 2009

New Official English Legislation Introduced with 58 Original Co-Sponsors

Rep. Steve King introduced H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act of 2009 today. More than one-eighth of the House of Representatives joined the Iowa

February 06, 2009

Language Questions Raised in W.Va. Tractor Trailer Accident

An article in today's Charleston Gazette focuses on the driver of a tractor trailer who lost control of his vehicle on I-79 and spilled

February 05, 2009

Rep. Heller Introduces Legislation to Reduce Multilingual Ballots

Congressman Dean Heller has re-introduced the American Elections Act in the 111th Congress. The bill, H.R. 764, would modify existing law and reduce the entitlement

February 04, 2009

State Legislative Update – February 4, 2009

Only one month into the new year, 12 states have pending legislation that would reduce government multilingualism and promote English acquisition. Recent legislative initiatives include: Oklahoma:

January 16, 2009

State Legislative Update – January 16, 2009

In Oklahoma, supporters of official English have announced plans to introduce new legislation to make English the official language of the state when the legislature

January 06, 2009

U.S. English Chairman Responds to Misleading Editorials in the Tennesseean

Voters will Decide Nashville Ballot Proposal on Jan. 22

U.S. English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica wrote the following Letter to the editor of the Tennessean after