HCR 6 – FINAL VERSION
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 6
This house concurrent resolution urges Congress to enact legislation to make English the official language of the United States.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five
A RESOLUTION urging Congress to enact legislation to make English the official language of the United States.
Whereas, English is the national language of the United States only by custom, not by law; and
Whereas, the United States is comprised of individuals from many ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds, and continues to benefit from this rich diversity; and
Whereas, these individuals, although keeping their ethnic background alive, were urged to take advantage of the educational system which taught them the English language and United States history; and
Whereas, throughout the history of the Unites States, the common thread binding individuals of differing backgrounds has been the English language; and
Whereas, command of the English language is necessary to participate in, and take full advantage of, the opportunities afforded by life in the United States; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the New Hampshire general court hereby urges the United States Congress to pass H.R. 997, “The English Language Unity Act of 2003,” to establish English as the official language of the United States; and
That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the President of the Unites States, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the United States Senate, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and to members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation.
Approved: June 2, 2005