H.R. 3714 (111th): Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009


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.


Pub.L. 111-166


Adam Schiff

Representative for California's 29th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to include in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices information about freedom of the press in foreign countries, and for other purposes.


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 ...


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Oct 1, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 16, 2009
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Apr 29, 2010
Passed Senate

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.

This page is about 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.

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