S. 2035 (110th): Free Flow of Information Act of 2007


Sep 10, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on July 30, 2008.


Arlen Specter

Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Oct 22, 2007
Length: 12 pages

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)

Section2 - Prohibits a federal entity (an entity or employee of the judicial or executive branch or an administrative agency) from compelling a covered person to testify or produce any ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 10, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 4, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Jul 30, 2008
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2035”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


20 cosponsors (16D, 3R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jul 30, 2008 11:18 a.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 51/43

Related Bills

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S. 448 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 10, 2009

H.R. 2102 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 16, 2007

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