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Sen. Lugar, Rep. Pence Continue Push for Federal Shield Law

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The two Indiana Congressmen sponsoring a federal reporters shield law told a National Press Club audience they’ll continue to push for the legislation but that approval this session will be a “tall order.” Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said the clashes between the media and government authorities present a “disturbing new trend” that highlights the importance of the proposed law. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said the lack of certainity about protection of sources has “hobbled” reporters. (7/26/06)