Ensure Drones Do Not Violate Privacy

From: The Honorable Peter Welch Sent By: glynna.kerr@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2868 Date: 11/19/2013 Dear Colleague, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently revealed a five-year road map for integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) into the National Airspace System. Though the plan is a step forward in addressing this emerging technology, the announcement made clear that the […]

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Stop Taxing Innovation

From: The Honorable Gary C. Peters Sent By: david.weinberg@mail.house.gov Date: 11/16/2013 Join the House Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Letter Opposing the Diversion of USPTO User Fees  DEADLINE: Wednesday, Nov. 20 COB Current signers: Peters (MI), Buchanan, Polis, Issa, Eshoo, Coble, Honda, Holding, Moran, Kilmer, Michaud, DelBene, Chu, Swalwell, Deutch, Jeffries, Richmond, Cárdenas, Carson, Patrick Murphy […]

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Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013

From: The Honorable Joe Barton Sent By: emmanual.guillory@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3481 Date: 11/14/2013 Cosponsor H.R. 3481, the “Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013” Dear Colleague, Kids today enjoy unprecedented access to the Internet on their computers, cell phones, and tablets. While the Internet remains an incredible tool for learning and sharing, it has also […]

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Cosponsor the SOARS Act (H.R. 3038)

From: The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Sent By: brandon.eden@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3038 Date: 11/13/2013 Support Commercial Space Innovation Cosponsor the SOARS Act (H.R. 3038) Dear Colleague, The coming commercialization of outer space could well be the most historically significant development of the modern era, yet American companies may be left behind if current government regulations continue […]

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Learn about HFCs, a super pollutant, and the Montreal Protocol 11/13 at 1:30PM

From: The Honorable Scott H. Peters Sent By: lumay.wang@mail.house.gov Date: 11/12/2013 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS AND SUPER POLLUTANTS TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 13 1:30-2:30pm Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188 Speakers: Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development Kevin Fay, Special Counsel, Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy David Doniger, Policy Director, […]

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

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 […]

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