According to Fox News Latino:
Official English Bills Introduced in the House and Senate
Official English bills have been introduced in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.The bills, sponsored by Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King and Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, call for all business and services of government to be conducted in English. The House bill is H.R. 997; the Senate one is S. 503.
One other thing...there's a Fox News Latino. Who knew?For instance, the measures establish a uniform English language requirement for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizens, but allows exceptions in cases of public health, and safety, among other things."A common language is the most powerful unifying force known throughout history," said King, who is vice chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, in a statement released Friday. "We need to encourage assimilation of all legal immigrants in each generation. A nation divided by language cannot pull together as effectively as a people."More than 30 states have adopted English as their official language, though many of the measures are largely symbolic, doing little more than declaring English the language of the state. Several, however, are intoducing standalone bills that require driver's license exams to be given only in English.
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