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CONTACT: US Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jan Schakowsky
Michael Briggs (Sanders) 202 228-6492
Trevor Kincaid (Schakowsky) 202 226-6898
Press Conference on Legislation to End Security Contractors in War Zones
WASHINGTON - February 22 - -Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Senate Radio/TV Gallery to announce the introduction of legislation to phase out private security contractors in war zones.
The legislation would restore the responsibility of the American military to train troops and police, guard convoys, repair weapons, administer military prisons, and perform military intelligence. The bill also would require that all diplomatic security be undertaken by U.S. government personnel.
Who: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
What: Press Conference on Introduction of the Stop Outsourcing Security Act
When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Where: Senate Radio and Television Gallery, Large Studio, U.S. Capitol