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Text of Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States establishing English as the official language of the United States.

...the United States.

This resolution was introduced on January 17, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 17, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 17

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 17, 2007

introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States establishing English as the official language of the United States.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

1.

The English language shall be the official language of the United States and shall be used for all public acts, including every order, resolution, vote, or election, and for all records and judicial proceedings of the Government of the United States and the governments of the several States.

2.

The Congress and the States shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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