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House Proceeding 03-31-09 on Mar 31st, 2009 :: 0:34:00 to 0:37:00
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John Jr.Conyers

0:33:51 to 0:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: persons connected with the news media. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, and the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks

John Jr.Conyers

0:34:00 to 0:37:00( Edit History Discussion )
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John Jr.Conyers

0:34:13 to 0:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: and that all legislative -- that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks as well and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. conyers: members of the house, the free flow of

John Jr.Conyers

0:34:34 to 0:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: information act creates a qualified privilege to protect journalists from being compelled to disclose confidential sources on other nonpublic information that they have collected during the course of their reporting. this is a very important and

John Jr.Conyers

0:34:56 to 0:35:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: sensitive matter, and i want to point out that the gentleman from virginia, a senior member of the judiciary committee, has worked on and authored this bill for a number of years. it has been modified and brought before us. i think that it's of critical

John Jr.Conyers

0:35:19 to 0:35:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: importance and continues to deserve the overwhelming support of this body which it has received. right at this moment a pulitzer prize-winning reporter from "the detroit free press," david ashenfelter faces possible contempt charges for refusing

John Jr.Conyers

0:35:41 to 0:36:01( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: to disclose sources who serious prosecutorial miscon-- expose serious prosecutorial misconduct. there is one other person i would like to single out for their excellent testimony in the last congress and that is

John Jr.Conyers

0:36:02 to 0:36:24( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: pulitzer prize-winner william sapphire who gave some very important insights to the scope and significance of this bill. we think that it is critical, it's suprted by editorial boards, media companies,

John Jr.Conyers

0:36:25 to 0:36:45( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: organizations, associations, the news corps, broadcasters, and we urge that this measure be given the careful consideration that it is due. i woulalso like to single out

John Jr.Conyers

0:36:46 to 0:37:01( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the gentleman from indiana, mike pence, a distinguished member of the committee, and bob goodlatte of virginia, whose efforts were vitally important in strengthening the bill and ensuring that it is a

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