S.Res.691 - A resolution reaffirming the centrality of press freedom and freedom of expression to democracy in the United States and to international peace and stability.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 11/15/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/15/2018 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.691 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/15/2018)
Reaffirms the central role that independent and professional journalism plays in our society, and expresses support for, and solidarity with, independent journalists around the globe.
Condemns President Trump's rhetoric against the press.
Concurs with the statement of CNN that the withdrawal of press credentials from Jim Acosta is "a threat to our democracy and the country deserves better."
Supports an independent investigation by the United Nations into the death of Jamal Khashoggi.