Today, U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman co-sponsored H.R. 1962, the Free Flow of Information Act, and issued the following statement:
"Our great experiment in self-government hinges on freedom of speech and a free and independent press. This Administration's recent actions have reminded Americans of our ceaseless duty to safeguard this precious liberty, which is why today I am proud to cosponsor media shield legislation to make sure that journalists are protected from being forced to reveal their confidential news sources in federal proceedings. Most importantly, this legislation will help ensure that the American people's right to know is free from government incursion. Congress should pass and President Obama should sign the Free Flow of Information Act without delay."
Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Financial Services. Indiana's 3rd District contains all of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley counties, as well as parts of Blackford and Kosciusko counties.