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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3309, Innovation Act


    A picture of Representative Richard B. Nugent

    Representative Richard B. Nugent

    From: FL District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-04

    NUGENT. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 429 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-04

    POLIS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. There are many things that my good friend from Florida said that I agree with. I will be discussing some of the merits of these bills,...



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    Representative Doug Collins

    From: GA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-04

    COLLINS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the gentleman for yielding. I rise in strong support of the rule and the underlying legislation, particularly H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act. As a member...



    A picture of Representative Ed Perlmutter

    Representative Ed Perlmutter

    From: CO District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-04

    PERLMUTTER. Mr. Speaker, first I want to address H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, which is generally a good bill. It is trying to deal with issues of nuisance litigation where somebody is sued and the...



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    Representative Lamar Smith

    From: TX District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-04

    SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Florida for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, I support H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, and the rule we are debating now. This bipartisan legislation...



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    Representative Judy Chu

    From: CA District 27

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-04

    CHU. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Innovation Act. This bill will help curb abusive lawsuits brought by patent assertion entities, more commonly known as patent trolls. Rather than relying...



    A picture of Representative Dana Rohrabacher

    Representative Dana Rohrabacher

    From: CA District 48

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-04

    ROHRABACHER. Mr. Speaker, I rise reluctantly to favor the rule because it makes an extremely important amendment, my own and several others, it approves them to come on the floor; but I oppose final...



    A picture of Representative Tony Cárdenas

    Representative Tony Cárdenas

    From: CA District 29

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-04

    CARDENAS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act. This bill will allow businesses of all sizes and in all industries to devote their time and resources to job creation,...



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    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-04

    POLIS. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 229, noes...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-04

    JACKSON LEE of texas in the house of representatives Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, as a senior...