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. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 14, 2013
Length: 8 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on May 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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55 Cosponsors (37 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
Ordered Reported — Sep 12, 2013
What legislators are saying
“Nadler Applauds President Obama’s Increased Transparency on National Security Issues, Urges Colleagues to Work with President on Core Civil Liberty Concerns”
— Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on May 23, 2013
May 14, 2013
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H.R. 1962 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1962. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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