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From the Congressional Record, Volume 157 (2011)









H.R. 997 — 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; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

By Mr. KING of Iowa (for himself, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Jones, Mr. Turner, Mr. Ross of Florida, Mr. Westmoreland, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Posey, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Barton of Texas, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Long, Mr. Schock, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Latta, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Jordan, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Herger, Mr. Campbell, Mrs. Adams, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Paul, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Gingrey of Georgia, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Simpson, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Fleming, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Rigell, Mr. Harris, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. West, Mr. Walberg, and Mr. Chabot), H1723 [10MR]
Cosponsors added, H1844 [15MR], H2216 [31MR], H2572 [8AP], H3062 [4MY], H3281 [12MY], H4075 [13JN], H4279 [15JN], H4946 [12JY], H5399 [22JY], H5888 [1AU], H5966 [7SE], H6098 [12SE], H6344 [21SE], H6467 [29SE], H6626 [5OC], H8125 [2DE]



From the Congressional Record, Volume 158 (2012)









H.R. 997 — 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; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Cosponsors added, H440 [2FE], H571 [7FE], H1497 [21MR], H1807 [29MR], H2033 [19AP], H3267 [30MY], H3481 [5JN], H3661 [7JN], H4157 [27JN], H4685 [9JY], H4869 [13JY], H5130 [23JY], H5526 [31JY]