Hey, you don’t speak English? Then you don’t get federal services, says House GOP

GOP seeks to remove Clinton order requiring multilingual federal services
By Pete Kasperowicz

A group of GOP lawmakers wants to eliminate a Clinton-era order meant to ensure people who don’t speak English can still receive federal government services.

Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) and other GOP lawmakers re-introduced legislation last week that would repeal a 2000 executive order in which then-President Clinton ordered all federal agencies to develop a plan for delivering their services to people with “limited English proficiency,” or LEP.

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