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King English Amendment Passes

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after his amendment that prohibits funding for foreign language services outlined in an Executive Order issued by President Bill Clinton passed last night. King’s amendment provides that no funds will be made available in any provision of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act to enforce Executive Order 13166. This Executive Order was signed by President Clinton in 2000 and states that any entity which receives federal funds must provide any services it offers in any foreign language spoken by anyone likely to receive those services.

“The Department of Homeland Security should be spending hard earned tax dollars on programs to help keep our country safe, not to promote foreign languages within the United States,” said King.”Providing language assistance services to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals is both costly and unnecessary. This is precisely why we need to pass my bill, H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act, which would provide consistency among all Americans and unite our country.”

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GREAT JOB Mr. KING !!! And just exactly why is our national language “not English” ? This is the grand U.S.A. – learn our language if you want to live here (for legals). I am one fed up with the Government catering to foreigners and driving the Federal bebt sky high just to accomodate these folks, most of whom are illegals ! Look at the state of California for cryin’ out loud! Wake the Hell up AMERICA !!

king is still a liar and a theif, and want’s to steal my railroad retirement. Along with 227 other liars and theives.

Nothing so uncommon as common sense.

Can’t wait for Vilsack to start pitching a fit over this.

Good job Congressman King!

Good job Mr. King!

I really like the common sense that Mr. King brings to the table. He is legs up over his his rival in this election.

Good job, thanks!

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