S. 678: English Language Unity Act of 2015

Introduced:

Mar 9, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Mar 9, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 9, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

James “Jim” Inhofe

Senior Senator from Oklahoma

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2015
Length: 8 pages

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted (details)

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

An estimated 21.1 percent of U.S. residents now speak a language other than English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s 63.2 million residents, approximately doubled since 1990 and tripled since 1980. Some members of Congress see this as a worrying sign or even a threat.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA4) and Sen. Jim ...

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History

Mar 9, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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