U.S. Senator J.D. Vance will be introducing legislation to make English the official language of the United States on Thursday.

If passed, the English Language Unity Act would require government functions to be conducted in English and adjust requirements for naturalization by introducing a universal English language testing standard.

Senator Vance says "the overwhelming majority" of Americans support this proposal, with a press release from Vance's office citing a Rasmussen poll which found 78% of American adults believe English should be the official language of the U.S.

"The English language has been a cornerstone of American culture for over 250 years. It is far past time for Congress to codify its place into law, which is exactly what this bill does," Vance said.

This legislation would not apply to the teaching of languages, requirements under the Americans With Disabilities Education Act, communication necessary for national security, international relations trade, tourism or commerce, communication relating to public health and safety, the Census, actions that protect the rights of victims of crimes or criminal defendants or terms of art or phrases from languages other than English. 

According to a press release, English is already the official language of 31 out of 50 states in the country.