S. 340 (109th): Free Flow of Information Act of 2005


Feb 9, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard Lugar

Senator from Indiana



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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2005
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About the bill

Full Title

A bill to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media.

Summary (CRS)

2/9/2005--Introduced.Free Flow of Information Act of 2005 - Prohibits Federal entities from compelling covered persons (specified media outlets or their employees) to testify or produce any document unless a court ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 9, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 340”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (6D, 3R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 1267 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 2, 2007

H.R. 581 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 2, 2005

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