Rep. Robert Wittman (VA-1) today became the newest co-sponsor of H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act. The bill now has 146 co-sponsors.

Wittman was elected on December 11, 2007 to fill the seat vacated by the death of Rep. Jo Ann Davis.

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.