H.R. 4378 (100th): United States Response to South African Censorship Act of 1988


Apr 13, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 13, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Michael Lowry

Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to respond to the long-standing press restrictions in South Africa and the most recent emergency orders and press restrictions imposed by the South African Government that have resulted in censorship and self-censorship of the media in South Africa, the United States, and other nations throughout the world.

Summary (CRS)

4/13/1988--Introduced.United States Response to South African Censorship Act of 1988 - Prohibits the South African Broadcasting Corporation from conducting any operations in the United States. Terminates such prohibition on the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 13, 1988

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4378”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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