July 23, 2012 13:57 ET
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) - U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica has been selected to testify before the United States House of Representatives in support of a bill to make English the official language of the United States.
The House Subcommittee on the Constitution, part of the House Committee on the Judiciary, will hold a hearing on H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act, on Thursday, August 2, 2012. As a vocal supporter of Official English legislation, Chairman Mujica has been chosen to speak on one of two panels during the hearing.
"With 120 co-sponsors currently signed on to the bill, the English Language Unity Act has increasingly gained momentum over the past several months," Mujica said. "This piece of unifying legislation will send a message that assimilation is necessary to achieve all that America has to offer and will be beneficial to all Americans, non-English speakers included. I am pleased that Representative Lamar Smith has invited me to participate in the Subcommittee's upcoming hearing, and I am hopeful that H.R. 997 continues toward eventual passage in the full House of Representatives."
The hearing will take place on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm in room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Chairman Mujica's testimony will be available at www.usenglish.org following the hearing's completion.
U.S.English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S.English, Inc. (www.usenglish.org) now has more than 1.8 million members.
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