Summary: H.Res.1009 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.Res.1009. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/18/2020)

This resolution expresses support for freedom of the press and opposes the targeting of journalists.

Specifically, the resolution

  • calls on law enforcement to protect freedom of the press and refrain from targeting journalists and media workers;
  • calls on government entities to clarify that credentialed press are exempt from curfews enacted in response to protests and public demonstrations;
  • stresses the need for accountability where law enforcement entities or protesters violate the Constitution, laws, or regulations in their treatment of journalists and media crews during protests; and
  • reaffirms the centrality of freedom of the press to supporting democracy, exposing corruption, and promoting good governance.