All Information (Except Text) for S.464 - English Language Unity Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] (Introduced 03/05/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/05/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
English Language Unity Act of 2013
Official Titles - Senate
Official Titles as Introduced
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.
Actions Overview (1)
|03/05/2013||Introduced in Senate|
03/05/2013 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|03/05/2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1133)|
Action By: Senate
|03/05/2013||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1132-1133)|
Action By: Senate
03/05/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1133)
03/05/2013 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1132-1133)
|Sen. Coburn, Tom [R-OK]*||03/05/2013|
|Sen. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA]*||03/05/2013|
|Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]||03/11/2013|
|Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]||03/12/2013|
|Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]||03/18/2013|
|Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL]||04/15/2013|
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|Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs||03/05/2013||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Academic performance and assessments
- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Citizenship and naturalization
- Civil actions and liability
- Constitution and constitutional amendments
- Department of Homeland Security
- Foreign language and bilingual programs
- Government information and archives
- State and local government operations
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (03/05/2013)
English Language Unity Act of 2013- Makes English the official language of the United States.
Requires, subject to exceptions and rules of construction, that: (1) official functions of the U.S. government be conducted in English, and (2) all naturalization ceremonies be conducted in English.
Establishes a uniform English language rule for naturalization.
Makes English language requirements and workplace policies, whether in the public or private sector, presumptively consistent with the laws of the United States.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue for public notice and comment a proposed rule for uniform testing of English language ability of candidates for naturalization based upon the principles that: (1) all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the laws of the United States; and (2) any exceptions to this standard should be limited to extraordinary circumstances, such as asylum.