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Trolling for a Public Trough: How Patent Assertion Entities Cost Taxpayers

October 3, 2013

From: The Honorable Daniel Lipinski Sent By: scott.gutierrez@mail.house.gov Date: 10/3/2013 Dear Colleagues: There is growing concern about the rise of “patent assertion entities” and their effect on innovation. PAEs, or “patent trolls” as some deride them, are companies that don’t sell, produce, or invent anything, but acquire or purchase patents and then demand licensing fees […]

Cosponsor The States Medical Marijuana Property Rights Act

October 3, 2013

From: The Honorable Barbara Lee Sent By: pablo.castro@mail.house.gov Date: 10/3/2013 Dear Colleague, I am writing to encourage you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 784, the States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Act. This legislation would exempt property from civil forfeiture under the Controlled Substances Act due to medical marijuana-related conduct when it is authorized by […]

Cosponsor the FISA Court Reform Act (H.R. 3228) to Establish a Constitutional Advocate Before the FISA Court

October 3, 2013

From: The Honorable Chris Van Hollen Sent By: benjamin.cook@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3228 Date: 10/3/2013 Dear Colleague: While we disagree on many issues before the Congress, we have joined together to introduce this legislation to ensure that citizens have an advocate to protect their constitutional rights before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  We believe that our […]

Cosponsor H.R. 3103: The Intelligence Oversight and Accountability Act of 2013

October 3, 2013

From: The Honorable Mike Thompson Sent By: megan.rabbitt@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3103 Date: 10/3/2013 Cosponsor H.R. 3103: The Intelligence Oversight and Accountability Act of 2013 Cosponsors (44): Mike Thompson, LoBiondo, Gutierrez, Forbes, Bachmann, Bachus, Bass, Calvert,Chu, Conaway, Conyers,DelBene, Deutch, Enyart,Eshoo, Farenthold,Hanabusa, Heck, Himes, Hunter, Jackson Lee, Jones, Peter King,Langevin, Lofgren, McNerney, Jeff Miller, Nadler,Nunes, Pastor, Poe, […]

Support the Intent of the Pay Our Military Act (H.R. 3210)

October 2, 2013

From: The Honorable Jack Kingston Sent By: edward.rothgery@mail.house.gov Date: 10/2/2013 Dear Colleague: As a proud original cosponsors of HR 3210, the Pay Our Military Act, we are disheartened to see the administration and specifically the Secretary of Defense taking an unnecessarily narrow view of which personnel are covered by this legislation. Recent direction from the […]

Tell Secretary Hagel to Follow the Law

October 2, 2013

From: The Honorable Mike Coffman Sent By: mike.cosio@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3210 Date: 10/2/2013 October 2, 2013 Tell Secretary Hagel to Follow the Law Dear Colleague: The Senate Majority Leader today admitted that 1,100 individuals employed at Nellis AFB were at home today, assumedly furloughed. They are not alone; around the country, thousands of Department of […]

Hunting and Fishing Access

October 2, 2013

From: The Committee on Natural Resources – Minority Staff Sent By: matthew.muirragui@mail.house.gov Date: 10/2/2013 Dear Colleague, Millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of fall hunting seasons. However, the government shutdown in impacting thousands of hunters and fishermen who will be turned away from National Wildlife Refuges. 364 National Wildlife Refuge units have active […]

Republican Gun Control – Impact of Shutdown on Hunters and Fishermen

October 2, 2013

From: The Honorable Madeleine Z. Bordallo Sent By: matthew.herrmann@mail.house.gov Date: 10/2/2013 Republican Gun Control? The Government Shutdown is Closing Areas for Hunters and Fisherman As a Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources I felt it was important to highlight some important impacts of the government shutdown. Indeed, across the nation, communities are feeling […]