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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

English Language Unity Act of 2019

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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)

Date Actions Overview
02/06/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
03/22/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/06/2019Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/06/2019Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/06/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (27)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor02/06/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary02/06/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship03/22/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/06/2019)

English Language Unity Act of 2019

This bill establishes English as the official language of the United States. It establishes a framework for implementation and enforcement, including by testing English as part of the naturalization process.