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|Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:34 pm Post subject: House Judiciary Committee to Consider State Secrets
From Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:00 am to Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:59 am (included)
8th Congressional District of New York
House Judiciary Committee to Consider State Secrets and PATRIOT Act Legislation
Wednesday markup will be major milestone for Nadlers State Secret Protection Act, a bill designed to curb executive abuse of the state secret privilege
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES: Monday, November 2, 2009
CONTACT: Ilan Kayatsky, 212-367-7350
WASHINGTON, D.C. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up a series of seminal civil liberties bills, including H.R. 984, the State Secret Protection Act, and H.R. 3845, the USA PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009. Nadler introduced the bipartisan State Secret Protection Act earlier this year, along with Reps. Petri, Conyers, Delahunt and Lofgren, in order to ensure meaningful judicial determination of the state secrets privilege. His legislation would curb abuse of the privilege while providing protection for valid state secrets.
The USA PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009, introduced by Reps. Conyers, Nadler and Scott, would amend and extend expiring USA PATRIOT Act and related provisions needed to combat terrorism, while at the same time better protecting Americans privacy and civil liberties.
The Judiciary markup will take place at 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141, Washington, D.C.
What: House Judiciary Committee Markup of H.R. 984, the State Secret Protection Act, and H.R. 3845, the USA PATRIOT Amendments Act of 2009
When: 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141, Washington, D.C.
Jerrold Nadler has served in Congress since 1992. He represents New Yorks 8th Congressional District, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.