Feb 11, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 31, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.
Representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district
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Last Updated: Apr 1, 2009
Length: 10 pages
About the 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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Earlier Version — Passed House
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2102 (110th).
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reported by Committee
A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 985 — 111th Congress: Free Flow of Information Act of 2009. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr985
“H.R. 985 — 111th Congress: Free Flow of Information Act of 2009.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. August 27, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr985>
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