It had just seven co-sponsors and was first reported to the U.S. House of Representatives in June. On Monday (9/19), it was passed in a full floor vote by the lower body of Congress and is now headed to the Senate for debate and a decision.
If passed, the legislation introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) would establish protections for journalists at the federal level.
The bill carries a number very similar to quite different legislation that, if passed, would greatly impact the Radio industry. But, that bill appears to have fizzled.