Vote on Federal Shield Law–call Sen. Durbin
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FEDERAL SHIELD LAW LEGISLATION
Call Senator Dick Durbin and request that he vote “yes” to
report the federal shield law legislation out of the Senate Judiciary Committee
The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider this bill on Thursday, Nov 19, 2009. Please contact Senator Durbin and ask for his support of S. 448.
The Free Flow of Information Act (S. 448) has been on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s executive agenda for the last seven months. Recently, compromise language was developed by the Obama Administration, Senate sponsors and the media coalition to address many of the concerns expressed about the legislation including issues of national security. However, despite these good faith efforts at compromise, legislation has still not been voted out of Committee.
For Senator Durbin’s contact information and a list of the entire Senate Judiciary Committee click HERE
For a copy of a briefing sheet on the issue, please click HERE
Richard J. Durbin (D) was elected to the Senate from the State of Illinois in 1996. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (1966) and Georgetown University Law Center (1969). Prior to being elected to the Senate, Durbin served in the House of Representatives for 14 years. Among the issues Durbin has championed gun safety, improving health care, protecting consumers, fighting for farmers, and working for a fair tax code. Durbin chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights in the Law, and is also a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Rules and Administration Committee. In 2004, he was elected by Senate Democrats as the Assistant Majority Leader.
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