House Vote on Federal Shield Law Planned for Next Week

october 11, 2007  01:20 pm
As we reported last Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee has strongly passed a federal shield law known as the Free Flow of Information Act. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives want to build on this momentum and bring the House version of the bill to the House floor for a vote on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The bill needs 218 votes to successfully pass on Tuesday. AAN is a member of the Shield Law Coalition, and urges its members to call their Representatives before Tuesday's vote -- please ask them to vote yes on H.R. 2102 and vote no on any amendments that would weaken its protections.