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The Bush Administration outlined its concerns with media shield legislation proposed in the 110th Congress. This page provides letters, testimony, public statements and views from officials throughout the government expressing their concerns with the proposed media shield legislation.

Letters on 110th Congress Bills

Views Letter from Secretary Bodman on S. 2035 "Free Flow of Information Act"
September 15, 2008

Views Letter from Secretary Gates on S. 2035 "Free Flow of Information Act"
September 9, 2008

Views Letter from Attorney General Mukasey and Director of National Intelligence McConnell on S. 2035 "Free Flow of Information Act of 2008"
August 22, 2008

Views Letter from Treasury Secretary Paulson on S. 2035 "Free Flow of Information Act"
April 15, 2008

Views Letters from Energy Secretary Bodman on S. 2035 "Free Flow of Information Act"
April 7, 2008

Views Letter from Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff on S. 2035 "Free Flow of Information Act"
April 3, 2008

Views Letter from Attorney General Mukasey and Director of National Intelligence McConnell on S. 2035 "Free Flow of Information Act"
April 2, 2008

Views Letter from Defense Secretary Gates on S. 2035 "Free Flow of Information Act"
March 31, 2008

Views Letter from the Intelligence Community on S. 2035 and H.R. 2102 "Free Flow of Information Act"
January 23, 2008

ODNI Views Letter H.R. 2102, the "Free Flow of Information Act," September 27, 2007
September 27, 2007

Department of Justice on S. 2035, the "Free Flow of Information Act of 2007" ("FFIA), September 26, 2007
September 26, 2007

Department of Justice's Views Letter on the Proposed Manager's Amendment to HR 2102, the Free Flow of Information Act, July 31, 2007
July 31, 2007

Department of Justice's Views Letter on H.R. 2102, the "Free Flow of Information Act," July 20, 2007
July 20, 2007

Department of Justice's Views Letter on S. 2831, the "Free Flow of Information Act of 2006." S. 283, June 20, 2006
June 20, 2006


Testimony

Statement of Rachel Brand, Assistant Attorney General of Legal Policy before the United States Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 2102, the "Free Flow of Information Act," June 14, 2007
June 14, 2007

Prepared Statement of Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty at the Senate Judiciary Committee Concerning "Reporters' Privilege Legislation: Preserving Effective Federal Law Enforcement" September 20, 2006
September 20, 2006

Statement of Chuck Rosenberg before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Reporters' Privilege Legislation: An Additional Investigation of Issues and Implications on October 19, 2005
October 19, 2005


Other Releases

USA Today OP-ED: Bill Wrongly Shield Press by Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell
July 28, 2008

The Washington Times OP-ED: A Shield for Press? by Attorney General Mukasey
June 29, 2008

USA Today OP-ED: No Need for a Shield by Attorney General Mukasey
April 17, 2008

Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2102 – Providing Conditions for the Federally Compelled Disclosure of Information by Certain Persons Connected with the News Media
October 16, 2007

The Washington Post OP-ED - Shield Law Perils: Bill Would Wreak Havoc on a System that Isn't Broken by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, October 4, 2007
October 4, 2007

USA Today OP-ED - No Special Privilege by Mike Battle, Director, Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys, June 22, 2006
June 22, 2006




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