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S.RES.143: A resolution recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in the efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2013.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about international affairs
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Sponsor Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 16, 2013
Latest Major Action June 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Expresses concern about the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2013.

Commends journalists for their essential role in promoting government accountability, defending democratic activity, and strengthening civil society despite threats to their safety.

Pays tribute to the journalists who have lost their lives carrying out their work and calls on governments abroad to resolve all such cases.

Condemns all actions that suppress freedom of the press.

Reaffirms the centrality of freedom of the press to U.S. efforts to support democracy, mitigate conflict, and promote good governance.

Calls on the President and the Secretary of State to: (1) improve the means by which the United States identifies and responds to threats against freedom of the press, a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 18, 2013 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4619)
May 22, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 79.
May 22, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez without amendment and with a preamble. Without written report.
May 21, 2013 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
May 16, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3581)