For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Michael Briggs (Sanders) 202 228-6492
Trevor Kincaid (Schakowsky) 202 226-6898

US Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jan Schakowsky

Press Conference on Legislation to End Security Contractors in War Zones

WASHINGTON - -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

 

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