The Fallen Journalists Memorial (FJM) Foundation thanked the U.S. Senate on Dec. 3 for passing bipartisan legislation (H.R. 3465) to authorize the Foundation to establish a national memorial that honors reporters, editors, photographers, and broadcasters who have lost their lives reporting the news.

The legislation, known as the Fallen Journalists Memorial Act, was passed by the House of Representatives on September 21, 2020 and is awaiting the President’s signature.  Sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representative Tom Cole (R-OK), the bipartisan legislation authorizes the Foundation to begin the process of designing and constructing the first memorial on public land that honors journalists who sacrificed their lives in service to America’s commitment to a free press.

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