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SA 2684. Mr. GRASSLEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2847, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
Sec. __XX. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act for the Department of Justice may be used by any office within the Department of Justice for any anonymous public relations activity, including publishing articles or comments online on any website, weblog or blog, newspapers, or any other social media site, absent a statement identifying the author as an employee of the Department of Justice and that taxpayer dollars were used to fund the post.

(b) In this section, the term ``public relations activity'' does not include clandestine activities of any Department of Justice components operating under the direction of the Intelligence Community or as part of an ongoing and active investigation.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 13, 2009.)