S. 503 (112th): English Language Unity Act of 2011


Mar 8, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


James “Jim” Inhofe

Senator from Oklahoma



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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2011
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill 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.

Summary (CRS)

3/8/2011--Introduced.English Language Unity Act of 2011- Makes English the official language of the United States.Requires, subject to exceptions and rules of construction, that: (1) official functions of the United States ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 8, 2011

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 503”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 991 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 6, 2009

S. 464 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 5, 2013

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