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House Proceeding 03-31-09 on Mar 31st, 2009 :: 1:02:20 to 1:04:25
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Bob Goodlatte

1:02:16 to 1:02:36( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: in fact, it encourages the first amendment. while making appropriate exceptions for some serious criminal instigations. i want to thank my colleague from virginia for introducing this important piece of legislation that supports the first amendment provision of a free press and encourages free speech by citizens. therefore, i urge the adoption

Bob Goodlatte

1:02:20 to 1:04:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte

1:02:37 to 1:02:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: of this legislation a i back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. the gentleman from virginia. bauchbauch thank you, madam speaker. at this time i'm pleased to yield three minutes to the vice ranking memb of the house judiciary committee, a distinguished republican member of this house and a good friend with whom i'm pleased to serve in the virginia delegation.

Bob Goodlatte

1:02:58 to 1:03:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: the gentleman from virginia, mr. goodlatte. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. goodlatte: i thank the gentleman for yielding. madam speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 985, the free flow of information act which will encourage whistleblowers which protecting confidential sources. it will bolster the free press

Bob Goodlatte

1:03:19 to 1:03:39( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: as a very important check on government power. i had concerns with this legislation last year when we considered it in the judiciary mmittee, and i worked with my good friends, representatives boucher and pence, to have many of these eye he temperatures addressed before it reached the house floor. for example, the bill now requires that in order to receive the protections of the media shield law, a journalist

Bob Goodlatte

1:03:40 to 1:04:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: must be engaged inhe regular practice of journalist for a substantial portion of the person's livelihood or for substantial financial gain. this will help ensure that an individual who has no journalistic experience cannot attempt to protect himse by creating a blog overnight. in addition, the bill contains a broader exception that allows

Bob Goodlatte

1:04:02 to 1:04:22( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: compelled disclosure of information when national security is at stake, when there are leaks of classified information and when the journalist was an eyewitness to a criminal act or tort. this legislation will enhance the freedom of the press and thus provide for a more informed and engaged citizenry. in addition, the improvements to the bill will help ensure

Bob Goodlatte

1:04:23 to 1:04:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: that the interests of justice and national security are

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