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 Congressman as original co-sponsors of the bill.

A list of original co-sponsors for the English Language Unity Act of 2009 follows:

Rep. Akin, Todd (MO)
Rep. Bachmann, Michele (MN)
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe (MD)
Rep. Bilbray, Brian (CA)
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael (FL)
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha (TN)
Rep. Broun, Paul (GA)
Rep. Brown Jr., Henry (SC)
Rep. Burgess, Michael (TX)
Rep. Burton, Dan (IN)
Rep. Coble, Howard (NC)
Rep. Culberson, John (TX)
Rep. Dreier, David (CA)
Rep. Duncan, John (TN)
Rep. Fallin, Mary (OK)
Rep. Fleming, John (LA)
Rep. Foxx, Virginia (NC)
Rep. Franks, Trent (AZ)
Rep. Graves, Sam (MO)
Rep. Herger, Wally (CA)
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter (MI)
Rep. Hunter, Duncan (CA)
Rep. Inglis, Bob (SC)
Rep. Johnson, Sam (TX)
Rep. Jones, Walter (NC)
Rep. Kline, John (MN)
Rep. LaTourette, Steven (OH)
Rep. Lucas, Frank (OK)
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia (WY)
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine (MO)
Rep. Marchant, Kenny (TX)
Rep. McCaul, Michael (TX)
Rep. McClintock, Tom (CA)
Rep. McHenry, Patrick (NC)
Rep. McHugh, John (NY)
Rep. Miller, Gary (CA)
Rep. Myrick, Sue (NC)
Rep. Paul, Ron (TX)
Rep. Pitts, Joseph (PA)
Rep. Platts, Todd (PA)
Rep. Poe, Ted (TX)
Rep. Roe, Phil (TN)
Rep. Rogers, Harold (KY)
Rep. Rogers, Mike (MI)
Rep. Rogers, Mike (AL)
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana (CA)
Rep. Schmidt, Jean (OH)
Rep. Shuster, Bill (PA)
Rep. Simpson, Mike (ID)
Rep. Smith, Adrian (NE)
Rep. Stearns, Cliff (FL)
Rep. Sullivan, John (OK)
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick (OH)
Rep. Wamp, Zach (TN)
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn (GA)
Rep. Whitfield, Ed (KY)
Rep. Wittman, Robert (VA)
Rep. Wolf, Frank (VA)

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.