HR 1164

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1164

To amend title 4, United States Code, to declare English as the official language of the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2011

Mr. KING of New York (for himself, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. PAUL, Mr. BROUN of Georgia, Mr. GERLACH, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. BARTLETT, and Mr. FORBES) introduced the following bill; which was referred 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


A BILL

To amend title 4, United States Code, to declare English as the official language of the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. ENGLISH AS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE.

`CHAPTER 6--LANGUAGE OF THE GOVERNMENT

`Sec. 161. Declaration of official language

`Sec. 162. Official Government activities in English

`Sec. 163. Preserving and enhancing the role of the official language

`Sec. 164. Exceptions

161'.

SEC. 3. REPEAL OF BILINGUAL VOTING REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 4. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FOR CEREMONIES FOR ADMISSION OF NEW CITIZENS.

SEC. 5. NONPREEMPTION.

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