About the bill
The Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act requires the United States Department of State to expand its scrutiny of news media intimidation and freedom of the press restrictions during its annual report on human rights in each country. Signed into law by President Obama on May 17, 2010, the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act is named in honor of former Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan, just four months after the September 11 attacks. The act amends the ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 29th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010
Length: 2 pages
Oct 1, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 17, 2010
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 17, 2010.
This bill incorporates provisions from:
H.R. 2410: Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011
Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 10, 2009. 1% incorporated. (compare text)
S. 1739: Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009
Ordered Reported on Nov 17, 2009. 100% incorporated. (compare text)
Jun 10, 2009
Source Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2410 (111th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.R. 3714 (111th).
Oct 1, 2009
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 16, 2009
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Apr 29, 2010
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
May 17, 2010
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 3714 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009, Pub. L. No. 111-166, H.R. 3714, 111th Cong. (2010).
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