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John Kerry: Protect the Bills of Rights and Freedom of the Press
July 20th, 2005

Below is a statement by Senator John Kerry on the Free Flow of Information Act, also known as the Media Shield Act (S. 340). John Kerry is a co-sponsor of the legislation.

Congress should not wait any longer to aggressively ensure the freedom of the press in America. The Free Flow of Information Act, or Media Shield Act, is a common-sense solution to a complex issue. It makes clear that journalists will never have to reveal a confidential source, but requires they testify if they have information essential to solving a crime. This bill deserves support and deserves to be brought up for a vote in Congress. At a time our troops are fighting for freedom overseas, its disappointing that the president is opposing this bill at home. Its the least we can do to guarantee basic freedoms our Founding Fathers intended.

Bush Administration Blocking Gas-Price Relief for Farmers, Truckers, Small Businesses
July 20th, 2005

Energy Secretary Tries to Get Kerry-Reed Amendment Stripped from Energy Bill; Bipartisan Group of Senators Fights Back

WASHINGTON Senator John Kerry, Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today fought back against the Administrations latest attempt to eliminate an amendment in the Energy Policy Act that will help small businesses and farmers hurt by record fuel prices.

Energy costs are through the roof, and in the entire 1,300 pages of the energy bill, this is the only immediate relief from record-high gas prices for farmers, truckers and small businesses. Amazingly, the administration is trying to gut this relief from high energy costs, Kerry said.

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