US: More congressmen sign onto English official language bill

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Fri Jul 18 17:00:12 UTC 2008

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San Francisco Business Times

More congressmen sign onto English official language bill

Three more members of Congress became co-sponsors of H.R. 997, the
English Language Unity Act on Wednesday. The support of Reps. Henry
Brown (R-S.C.), Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and Jon Porter (R-Nev.) brings
the total number of co-sponsors to 152, making the bill one of the
most supported bills in Congress. The bill, which would make English
the official language of the United States, is pending before the
House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Education and the
Workforce. A lobbying firm founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I.
Hayakawa of California, U.S. English Inc., is pushing Congress to pass
the bill. Its Chilean-born chairman, Mauro Mujica, was pleased with
the decision.

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