2000 August 11

President Clinton Orders Services for People With Limited English Proficiency (LEP)


President Bill Clinton on this day signed Executive Order 13166 requiring federal agencies to improve their services for people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The executive order was one step that the federal government and many states took to accommodate the growing language diversity of American society.

Read Executive Order 13166: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2000-08-16/pdf/00-20938.pdf

Learn more about LEP: http://www.lep.gov/13166/eo13166.html

Learn more about the law of “English-only” requirements: http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/29/1606.7

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