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S.Res. 179: A resolution recognizing widening threats to freedoms of the press and expression around the world, reaffirming the centrality of a free and independent press to the health of democracy, and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority of the United States in promoting democracy, human rights, and good governance in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2019.

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Robert “Bob” Menendez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
May 1, 2019
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Introduced on May 1, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 1, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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May 1, 2019
 
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S.Res. 179 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

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