Official English Pledge 2014

The late U.S. Senator S.I. Kayakawa of California founded U.S. English in 1983 with the objective of making English the official language of the United States government. He believed that a nation divided by language could not prosper. U.S. English works every day to ensure that linguistic division does not occur in the melting pot that is the United States. In fact, thirty-one states now recognize some form of Official English.

Each election cycle, U.S. English reaches out to all political candidates to ask for their declaration that, should they be elected, they will support legislation to make English the official language of the United States. To see the 2014 Pledge to Promote English, please click here.

To date, candidates who have submitted their pledge in support of Official English are as follows:

John Adams – R – OH 3
Dee Adcock – R – PA 13
Charlotte Bergmann – R – TN 09
Sharon Brannigan – R – IL 3
George Brikho  – R – MI 09
Jefferson Byrd – R – NM 03
Benjamin Campos – R – CA 38
Buddy Carter – R – GA 1
Paul Chabot – R – CA 31
Steve Chabot – R – OH 01
Ryan Costello – R – PA 06
Doug Daggett – R – MN 05
James Fischer – R – NY 20
Jody B. Hice – R – GA 10
Richard Hudson – R – NC 8
Craig Keller – R- WA 07
Tony Kurtz  – R – WI 03
Bob Latta – R – OH 5
Burton LeFlore – D – AL 1
Mark Leyva – R – IN 1
Arthur Rich – R – NC 01
Art Robinson – R – OR 04
Dan Sebring  – R – WI 04
Tootie Smith-R-OR 05
Eric Wallace – R – IL 2
Randy Weber – R – TX 14
Kathleen Weppner – R – NY 26
Edward Whitfield – R – KY 1
Thomas D. Wight – D – GA 7
Lee Zeldin – R – NY 01

To date, candidates who have not submitted their pledge, or have taken a stance against Official English, are as follows:
( * Candidates who have returned a pledge in opposition to Official English are marked with an asterisk.)

Alabama
Bradley Byrne – R – AL 01
Erick Wright – D – AL 02
Martha Roby – R – AL 02
Avery Vise – D – AL 06
Paul DeMarco – R – AL 06
Terri Sewell – D – AL 07

Arkansas
Tom Cotton – R – AR
Mark Pryor – D – AR
Jackie McPherson – D – AR 01
Rick Crawford – R – AR 01
Steve Womack – R – AR 03
Bruce Westerman – R – AR 04

California
Doug La Malfa – R – CA 01
Heidi Hall – D – CA 01
Jared Huffman – D – CA 02
John Garamendi – D – CA 03
Dan Logue – R – CA 03
Tom McClintock – R – CA 04
Mike Thompson – D – CA 05
Doris Matsui – D – CA 06
Doug Ose – R – CA 07
Paul Cook – R – CA 08
Jerry McNerney – D – CA 09
Tony Amador – R – CA 09
Michael Eggman – D – CA 10
Mark DeSaulnier – D – CA 11
Tue Phan – R – CA 11
John Dennis – R – CA 12
Barbara Lee – D – CA 13
Jackie Speier – D – CA 14
Eric Swalwell – D – CA 15
Jim Costa – D – CA 16
Mike Honda – D – CA 17
Anna Eshoo – D – CA 18
Richard Fox – R – CA 18
Zoe Lofgren – D – CA 19
Sam Farr – D – CA 20
David Valadao – R – CA 21
Amanda Renteria – D – CA 21
Devin Nunes – R – CA 22
Lois Capps – D – CA 24
Tony Strickland – R – CA 25
Julia Brownley – D – CA 26
Jeff Gorell – R – CA 26
Jack Orswell – R – CA 27
Adam Schiff – D – CA 28
Tony Cardenas – D – CA 29
William Leader – R – CA 29
Brad Sherman – D – CA 30
Mark Reed – R – CA 30
Grace Napolitano – D – CA 32
Arturo Alas – R – CA 32
Elan Carr – R – CA 33
Xavier Becerra – D – CA 34
Norma Torres – D – CA 35
Dr. Raul Ruiz – D – CA 36
Brian Nestande – R – CA 36
Karen Bass – D – CA 37
Linda Sanchez – D – CA 38
Ed Royce – R – CA 39
Lucille Roybal-Allard – D – CA 40
Mark Takano – D – CA 41
Steve Adams – R – CA 41
Mimi Walters – R – CA 45
Drew Leavens – D – CA 45
Alan Lowenthal – D – CA 47
Dave Peiser – D – CA 49
James Kimber – D – CA 50
Scott Peters – D – CA 52
Carl DeMaio – R – CA 52
Susan Davis – D – CA 53
Larry Wilske – R – CA 53

Colorado
Diana DeGette – D – CO 01
Jared Polis – D – CO 02
George Leing – R – CO 02
Abel Tapia – D – CO 03
Scott Tipton – R – CO 03
Ken Buck – R – CO 04
Andrew Romanoff – D – CO 06
Mike Coffman – R – CO 06
Ed Perlmutter – D – CO 07
Don Ytterberg – R – CO 07

Georgia
David Perdue – R – GA
Michelle Nunn – D – GA
Buddy Carter – R – GA 01
Sanford Bishop – D – GA 02
Thomas Wight – D – GA 07
Rob Woodall – R – GA 07
Austin Scott – R – GA 08
David D. Vogel – D – GA 09
Doug Collins – R – GA 09
Ken Dious – D – GA 10
Jody B. Hice – R – GA 10
Barry Loudermilk – R – GA 11
John J. Barrow – D – GA 12
Rick W. Allen – R – GA 12

Idaho
Shirley G. Ringo – D – ID 01
Raul R. Labrador – R – ID 01
Mike Simpson – R – ID 02

Illinois
Jim Oberweis – R – IL
Daniel Lipinski – D – IL 3
Hector Concepcion – R – IL
Peter Roskam – R – IL 6
Tammy Duckworth – D – IL 8
Larry Kaifesh – R – IL 8
Jan Schakowsky – D – IL 9
Brad Schneider – D – IL 10
Robert Dold – R – IL 10
Bill Enyart – D – IL 12
Mike Bost – R – IL 12
Dennis Anderson – D – IL 14
Randy Hultgren – R – IL 14
Eric Thorsland – D – IL 15
Adam Kinzinger – R – IL 16
Cheri Bustos – D – IL 17
Bobby Schilling – R – IL 17

Indiana
Peter J. Visclosky – D – IN 01
Joe Bock – D – IN 02
Jackie Walorski – R – IN 02
Justin Kuhnle – R – IN 03
Marlin Stutzman – R – IN 03
John Dale – D – IN 04
Todd Rokita – R – IN 04
Shawn A. Denney – D – IN 05
Susan Brooks – R – IN 05
Luke Messer – R – IN 06
André Carson – D – IN 07
Wayne Harmon – R – IN 07
Larry D. Bucshon – R – IN 08
Todd Young – R – IN 09

Iowa
Joni Ernst – R – IA
Bruce Braley – D – IA
Pat Murphy – D – IA 01
Rod Blum – R – IA 01
Dave Loebsack – D – IA 02
Mariannette Miller-Meeks – R – IA 02
Staci Appel – D – IA 03
Brad Zaun – R – IA 03

Kentucky
Edward Whitfield – R – KY 01
Ron Leach – D – KY 02
Brett Guthrie – D – KY 02
John Yarmuth – D – KY 03
Michael Macfarlane – R – KY 03
Kenneth Stepp – D – KY 05
Elisabeth Jensen – D – KY 06
Andy Barr – R – KY 06

Maine
Chellie Pingree – D – ME 01
Isaac Misiuk – R – ME 01
Emily Cain – D – ME 02
Bruce Poliquin – R – ME 02

Maryland
Bill Tilghman – D – MD 01
Dutch Ruppersberger – D – MD 02
John Sarbanes – D – MD 03
Donna Edwards – D – MD 04
Nancy Hoyt – R – MD 04
Steny Hoyer – D – MD 05
Daniel Bongino – R – MD 05
Elijah Cummings – D – MD 07
Chris Van Hollen – D – MD 08

Montana
Steve Daines – R – MT
John Walsh – D – MT
John Lewis – D – MT 01
Ryan Zinke – R – MT 01

Nebraska
Ben Sasse – R – NE
Dennis Crawford – D – NE 01
Lee Terry – R – NE 02
Mark Sullivan – D – NE 03

Nevada
Dina Titus – D – NV 01
Annette Teijeiro – R – NV 01
Kristen Spees – D – NV 02
Erin Bilbray – D – NV 03
Joe Heck – R – NV 03
Steven Horsford – D – NV 04
Cresent Hardy – R – NV 04

New Jersey
Jeff Bell – R – NJ
Donald Norcross – D – NJ 01
Garry Cobb – R – NJ 01
William Hughes – D – NJ 02
Frank LoBiondo – R – NJ 02
Aimee Belgard – D – NJ 03
Chris Smith – R – NJ 04
Roy Cho – D – NJ 05
Scott Garrett – R – NJ 05
Frank Pallone – D – NJ 06
Janice Kovach – D – NJ 07
Leonard Lance – R – NJ 07
Bill Pascrell – D – NJ 09
Donald Payne Jr – D – NJ 10
Mark Dunec – D – NJ 11
Rodney Frelinghuysen – R – NJ 11
Bonnie Coleman – D – NJ 12
Alieta Eck – R – NJ 12

New Mexico
Allen Weh – R – NM
Michelle Lujan Grisham – D – NM 01
Michael Frese – R – NM 01
Roxanne Rocky Lara – D – NM 02
Steve Pearce – R – NM 02
Jefferson Byrd – R – NM 03

North Carolina
Thom Tillis for Senate – D – NC
Kay Hagen for Senate – D – NC
G. K. Butterfield – D – NC 01
Renee Ellmers – R – NC 02
Clay Aiken – D – NC 02
Josh Brannon – D – NC 05
Phil Berger, Jr. – R – NC 06
Laura Fjeld – D – NC 06
David Rouzer – R – NC 07
Jonathan Barfield – D – NC 07
Patrick McHenry – R – NC 10
Vince Coakley – R – NC 12
Alma Adams – D – NC 12
Brenda Cleary – D – NC 13

North Dakota
George Sinner – D – ND 01
Kevin Cramer – R – ND 01

Ohio
Marek Tyszkiewicz – D – OH 02
Joyce Beatty – D – OH 03
Robert Fry – D – OH 05
Jennifer Garrison – D – OH 06
Marcy Kaptur – D – OH 09
Marcia Fudge – D – OH 11
David Tibbs – D – OH 12
Tim Ryan – D – OH 13
Michael Wager – D – OH 14
Jim Renacci – R – OH 16
Pete Crossland – D – OH 16

Oregon
Monica Wehby – R – OR
Jeff Merkley – D – OR
Suzanne Bonamici – D – OR 01
Aelea Christofferson – D – OR 02
Greg Walden – R – OR 02
Earl Blumenauer – D – OR 03
Peter A. DeFazio – D – OR 04
Art Robinson – R – OR 04
Kurt Schrader – D – OR 05

Pennsylvania
Robert Brady – D – PA 01
Megan Rath – R – PA 01
Chaka Fattah – D – PA 02
Dan LaVallee – D – PA 03
Mike Kelly – R – PA 03
Kerith Taylor – D – PA 05
Glenn Thompson – R – PA 05
Mary Balchunis – D – PA 07
Patrick Meehan – R – PA 07
Kevin Strouse – D – PA 08
Alanna Hartzok – D – PA 09
Scott Brion – D – PA 10
Tom Marino – R – PA 10
Erin McClelland – D – PA 12
Brendan Boyle – D – PA 13
Mike Doyle – D – PA 14
Charles Dent – R – PA 15
Tom Houghton – D – PA 16
Joseph Pitts – R – PA 16
Matt Cartwright – D – PA 17
David Moylan – R – PA 17
Tim Murphy – R – PA 18

South Dakota
Mike Rounds – R – SD
Rick Weiland – D – SD
Corinna Robinson – D – SD 01
Kristi Noem – R – SD 01

Texas
Jeb Hensarling – R  -TX 5
Joe Barton – R – TX 6
James Cargas – D – TX 7
john Culberson – R – TX 7
Kay Granger – R – TX 12
Mark Greene – D – TX 12
Mac Thornberry – R – TX 13
Mike Minter – D – TX 13
Eddie Zamora – R – TX 15
Ruben Hinojosa – D – TX 15
Cory Roen – R – TX 16
Bill Flores – R – TX 17
Sheila Jackson-Lee – D – TX 18
Sean Seibert – R – TX 18
Neal Marchbanks – D – TX 19
Joaquin Castro – D – TX 20
Pete Olson – R – TX 22
Will Hurd – R – TX 23
Pete Gallego – D – TX 23
Dr. Marco Montoya – D – TX 25
Roger Williams – R – TX 25
Blake Farenthold – R – TX 27
Wesley Reed – D – TX 27
Henry Cuellar – D – TX 28
Gene Green – D – TX 29
John Carter – R – TX 31
Pete Sessions – R – TX 32
Frank Perez – D – TX 32
Marc Veasey – D – TX 33
lloyd Doggett – D – TX 35
Susan Narvaiz – R – TX 35
Michael Cole – D – TX 36
Brian Babin – R – TX 36

Virginia
David Brat – R – VA 07
Don Beyer – D – VA 08

West Virginia
Natalie Tennant – D – WV
Shelley Capito – R – WV
Glen Gainer – D – WV 01
David B. McKinley – R – WV 01
Alex Mooney – R – WV 02
Nick Casey – D – WV 02
Evan Jenkins – R – WV 03

 

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