H.J.Res. 16 (107th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States establishing English as the official language of the United States.


Feb 13, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 13, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Doolittle

Representative for California's 4th congressional district



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2/13/2001--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Establishes English as the official language of the United States. Read more >

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Feb 13, 2001

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 16”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 21 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 19, 1999

H.J.Res. 17 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 17, 2007

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