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Patent Legislation That Passed the US House Will Inhibit Innovation

Patent legislation that passed the House will inhibit innovation


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on May 12, 2014 at 10:44 AM, updated May 12, 2014 at 10:46 AM

By Eunie Smith

Patent legislation pending in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee can hit close to home.  I am aware of a father with young children who is under treatment for a very rare form of cancer. He is on a drug that retards growth of his tumors.  It was only FDA approved two years ago.  Once that drug’s effectiveness stops, what is next?  Where is the cure?  Cancer research must continue unabated. Legislation that harms the ability of companies to profit from their products inhibits their ability to invest in further research that can lead to more successful treatment.  In this and countless cases, the issue is saved lives!

If Congress weakens Constitutionally-based patent protections, then harm will come not just to research and development in the health care industry but also in manufacturing and technology industries which are prominent in Alabama.  Small businesses, the engine of Alabama’s economy, will no longer have protections that enable their very existence. …



Following is a link to a video from www.savetheinventor.com on what this proposed legislation will mean for Alabama jobs:


GOP Group, Eagle Forum of Alabama to Sponsor Candidate Forum

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Press Release                                                                                                For Immediate Release

March 4, 2014                                                                                              Contact: Joan Reynolds



GOP Group, Eagle Forum of Alabama to Sponsor Candidate Forum


BIRMINGHAM – A public forum featuring the Republican candidates for the Sixth District Congressional seat will be held at The Westminster School at Oak Mountain, 5080 Cahaba Valley Trace, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014.


The event is sponsored by Eagle Forum of Alabama and the Shelby County Republican Women’s Club.


Seven hopefuls are vying for the GOP nomination for the seat being vacated by retiring incumbent Spencer Bachus. There is no Democratic candidate contesting the race. The Republican Primary is set for Tuesday, June 3, 2014 with a runoff, if necessary, scheduled for Tuesday, July 15.


The forum’s format will allow the candidates to talk about their qualifications and why they would best represent the Sixth Congressional district in Washington. This will be followed by questions from the audience. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The event will last approximately 90 minutes.


“We think this will be a great opportunity for voters to see and hear the candidates on the same stage,” said Joan Reynolds, secretary of the Shelby County Republican Women’s Club, and an organizer of the forum. “It is rare for this congressional seat to become open, so Republican voters have an important choice to make in June. We believe this format will allow voters to hear the candidates give unscripted answers to issues that are important to them.”


The candidates seeking the nomination are Scott Beason, Will Brooke, Paul DeMarco, Chad Mathis, Gary Palmer, Robert Shattuck and Tom Vigneulle.



Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer Addresses Common Core

Luetkemeyer Addresses Common Core Concerns With Arne Duncan

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) has written, and is gathering co-signers in Washington for, a letter expressing serious concerns with the manner in which the US Department of Education has involved itself with Common Core standards.  Read more from Truth In American Education…