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S.Res. 241: A resolution widening threats to freedom of the press and free expression around the world, and reaffirming the vital role that a free and independent press plays in informing local and international audiences about public health crises, countering misinformation and disinformation, and furthering discourse and debate to advance healthy democracies in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2021.

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Robert “Bob” Menendez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 26, 2021
Length: 16 pages
Introduced
May 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on May 26, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 26, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

13 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

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History

May 26, 2021
 
Introduced

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Agreed To

S.Res. 241 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.Res. 241. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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