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 115. Blunt, the one-time acting Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, is in his seventh term representing the Seventh Congressional District of Missouri.

Rep. Blunt joins fellow Missouri Representatives Sam Graves, Todd Akin and Blaine Luetkemeyer as co-sponsors of H.R. 997. In all, the bill has 115 bi-partisan co-sponsors from 36 states.

U.S. English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( www.usenglish.org ) now has more than 2 million members.