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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) sent a letter to party leaders on Thursday calling…

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) sent a letter to party leaders on Thursday calling for a swift vote on a federal shield law, which was approved by the Judiciary Committee in October but  has stalled since then.

“The bipartisan majority support in the House and in the Senate Judiciary Committee demonstrates that federal shield legislation deserves floor time and we urge you to promptly take up the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007,” the senators wrote in the letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)