H.R. 1304 (111th): Free Speech Protection Act of 2009


Mar 4, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter “Pete” King

Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2009
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To create a Federal cause of action to determine whether defamation exists under United States law in cases in which defamation actions have been brought in foreign courts against United States persons on the basis of publications or speech in the United States.

Summary (CRS)

3/4/2009--Introduced.Free Speech Protection Act of 2009 - Allows any U.S. person against whom a lawsuit for defamation is brought in a foreign country on the basis of the content of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 4, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1304”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (9R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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Related Bills

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H.R. 5814 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 16, 2008

S. 449 (Related)
Free Speech Protection Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2009

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