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Legislative Action

Official English

The House Economic and Educational Opportunities Committee's Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth, and Families held a hearing last week on proposals to establish English as the nation's official language, featuring testimony from members who have introduced "official English" bills. Some of the bills also seek to repeal federal bilingual-education programs and eliminate the U.S. Department of Education's office of bilingual education and minority-languages affairs.

Religious Liberty

The Senate Judiciary Committee last week held its second hearing on proposals for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide what proponents say would be stronger religious-liberty protections.

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