S. 1739 (111th): Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009


Oct 1, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 17, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher Dodd

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2009
Length: 10 pages

See Instead:

H.R. 3714 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — May 17, 2010

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to promote freedom of the press around the world.

Summary (CRS)

Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009 - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to expand the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices to include:(1) a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 1, 2009

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Nov 17, 2009
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1739”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 3714 (Related)
Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009

Enacted — Signed by the President
May 17, 2010

H.R. 2410 (Related)
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 10, 2009

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