S. 448 (111th): Free Flow of Information Act of 2009


Feb 13, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 10, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Arlen Specter

Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2009
Length: 28 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A 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.

Summary (CRS)

Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 - Prohibits a federal entity (an entity or employee of the judicial or executive branch or an administrative agency of the federal government ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 13, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 10, 2009
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 448”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (11D, 3R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 2035 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Jul 30, 2008

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