Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7) today became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act. The bill now has 145 co-sponsors, or one-third of the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Peterson, a Democrat, has been a long-time supporter of official English legislation since his election to Congress in 1990.

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. ( ) now has more than 2 million members.