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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2009
Length: 28 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced on December 10, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
15 Cosponsors (11 Democrats, 3 Republicans, 1 Independent)
Jul 30, 2008
Earlier Version — Failed Cloture in the Senate
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2035 (110th).
Feb 13, 2009
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Dec 10, 2009
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S. 448 (111th) was 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 448. This is the one from the 111th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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