Well, it was significantly weakened before it was passed, but an amendment was approved to the immigration bill that makes English the "National Language". It still allows existing bilingual requirements, but it does at least strengthen requirements for English language proficiency for naturalization.
The measure, approved 63 to 34, directs the government to "preserve and enhance" the role of English, without altering current laws that require some government documents and services be provided in other languages. Opponents, however, said it could negate executive orders, regulations, civil service guidances and other multilingual ordinances not officially sanctioned by acts of Congress.
That vote, considered a defeat for immigration-rights advocates, was followed last night by an important victory: By 58 to 35, the Senate killed an amendment that would have blocked eventual citizenship for future immigrants who arrive under a temporary work permit. Democrats and Republicans agreed that the amendment would have destroyed the fragile, bipartisan coalition backing the Senate bill.
By watering it down from making English the official language, it made it past the vote. It's at least a symbolic start. A single, required language is an absolute must for assimilation to occur. Bilingualism promotes Balkanization and lessens national identity.