H.R. 997 (109th): English Language Unity Act of 2005

Introduced:

Mar 1, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Steve King
Representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district
Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2005
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress' powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 997 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 2003

H.R. 997 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2007

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The “H.R.” in “H.R. 997” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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History

Introduced
Mar 1, 2005

Details

Cosponsors
164 cosponsors (158R, 6D) (show)
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Votes

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