Media Shield Bill Sputters to a Halt in Senate

By July 30, 2008General

The Senate today failed to invoke cloture on a motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2035, the Free Flow of Information Act, i.e., the federal media shield bill. The vote was 51-43 (Roll Call No. 191), mostly partyline vote; Republicans want the Senate to concentrate on expanding energy.

Sens. Schumer and Specter have offered a substitute amendment in place of the original bill. You can read the text in the Congressional Record starting here. Sen. Leahy spoke on the bill yesterday (here), as did Sen. Schumer (here).

AP story.

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