Another great Republican bill about jobs By Laura Conaway - Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:20 PM EST Or not. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) have re-introduced their English Language Unity Act. The bill declares English the official language of the United States and requires the government to continue operating in it -- with a few exceptions, including: "using terms of art or phrases from languages other than English." While this bill would appear to have very little actual relationship to the Republicans' single-minded focus on jobs, it would at least allow for presidents to address their Italian counterparts with "Amigo, amigo!" The bill also makes the folks at ProEnglish very happy, since they've been pushing "Official English" bills in several states, and getting somewhere.