WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas' senators joined other Republicans in backing an amendment to the immigration bill declaring English the national language of the U.S. government.
The amendment was approved 64-33, with 17 Democrats joining 47 Republicans in support.
Texas Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn voted against an alternate amendment sponsored that acknowledges English as the nation's common language. That measure passed, 58-to-39.
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