The vote was in May, 2006 in the United States Senate and was for The Comprehensive Immigration and Reform Act of 2007.
An amendment to the bill was added just days before the vote that would have declared English as the official language of the United States and, among other things, would mean that the government would not have to provide services in any language other than English. One of the purposes of the amendment was to "promote the patriotic integration of prospective U.S. citizens."
The bill was defeated by a vote of 61 to 34 with 4 not voting.
So it isn't accurate to say that the "no" votes of the Senators was about making English the official language of the United States. Their opposition could have been to other aspects of the legislation.
35 Senators Voted Against English as America's Official Language 25 May, 2007
The vote was against an amendment to the Immigration Bill 1348, to make English America's official language is astounding.
On D-Day no less when we honor those that sacrificed in order to secure the bedrock character and principles of America. I can only surmise your vote reflects a loyalty to illegal aliens.
I don't much care where you come from, what your religion is, whether you're black, white or some other color, male or female, democrat, republican or independent, but I do care when you're a United States Senator, representing citizens of America and vote against English as the official language of the United States.
Your vote reflects betrayal, political surrender, violates your pledge of allegiance, dishonors historical principle, rejects patriotism, borders on traitorous action and, in my opinion, makes you unfit to serve as a United States Senator... impeachment, recall, or other appropriate action is warranted.
Worse yet, 4 of you voting against English as America's official language are Presidential candidates: Senator Biden, Senator Clinton, Senator Dodd, and Senator Obama.
If America is as angry as I am, you will realize a back-lash so stunning it will literally rock you out of your panties... and preferably, totally out of the United States Senate.
The entire immigration bill is a farce... your action only confirms this really isn't about America ; it's about self-serving politics... despicable at best.
Hey its a free country.. vote for whoever you want to. I just hope we can all just vote for who speaks to us.
Read up on their platform and vote. I hope day will come when we do not have to read articles that focus on all the wrong things. The difference between Obama and Clinton is not much and they are such lovely people..Plus McCain is a swell guy.. I think as Americans.. we are ALL in good shape as long as a Bush is not in power..