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Feb 13, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced on December 10, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Pennsylvania
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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2009
Length: 28 pages
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.
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.
Earlier Version — Failed Cloture in the Senate
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2035 (110th).
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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.
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.
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 448 — 111th Congress: Free Flow of Information Act of 2009. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s448
“S. 448 — 111th Congress: Free Flow of Information Act of 2009.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. November 30, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s448>
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