The House Passes a Journalism Shield Law and Nobody Notices

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May 30 2014 5:49 PM

The House Passes a Journalism Shield Law and Nobody Notices

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Hmm, what else has Alan Grayson snuck in?

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

One of my little congressional obsessions is the under-the-radar success of Rep. Alan Grayson, the Democrat who became despised by Republicans in his first term (2009-2011), lost by 20 points, and after returning via a new, safe, seat, became a master of the amendment process. This week, he managed to attach this amendment to a mini-omnibus funding bill:

It worked—the amendment sailed through, supported by 53 Republicans and all but 17 of Grayson's fellow Democrats.

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(Note: An unexpected and unnoticed crash deleted this post after it went up yesterday. Thus the rejiggered publishing time.)

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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