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NY1: Congressman Pushes to Bring National Recognition to Brooklyn Park

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Business Insider: Patently Unfair: Why The Senate Must Act to Club the Trolls

The American patent system was enshrined by our founding fathers in the Constitution to promote innovation and the progress of science and the useful arts.1 Since that time, when functioning as originally intended, it has served to bolster U.S. entrepreneurship, economic advancement and employ millions of workers across the nation.2 As Members of Congress from […]

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SESAC Hosts Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

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BMI: Songwriter Equity Act Gains Support in Congress

The Songwriter Equity Act, which is the result of a collaborative effort between BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), is garnering support in Congress. Since the introduction of the bill three weeks ago in Washington, D.C., its sponsor, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Georgia), […]

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Bahamas Weekly: CARICOM ambassadors participate in roundtable with CBC members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, along with other Ambassadors or their representatives from CARICOM-member countries participated in a roundtable discussion with three members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Thursday, March 13, in a committee room at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill. […]

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News One Now: NY Rep. Co-Signs AG’s Move To Reduce Drug-Related Sentences …

As previously reported by NewsOne, Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for a change in how federal sentencing guidelines are used to handle the cases of drug trafficking offenders. Under a new proposal, only the most-serious offenders would receive the tougher penalties under the law thus reducing sentences. New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joined “NewsOne Now” Friday […]

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NY1: Brooklyn Man Celebrates 112th Birthday With Family and Friends

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Roll Call: Jeffries and Farenthold at SXSW: Keep Patent Trolls Under the Bridge

[[{“fid”:”744″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”SXSW Roll Call 3.7.14″},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“title”:”SXSW Roll Call 3.7.14″,”style”:”width: 280px; height: 210px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left;”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]AUSTIN, Tx. — Senate staffers who got a lot of emails about “patent trolls” today can thank South by Southwest. Speaking to an audience of about 150, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Blake Farenthold said the other chamber of Congress needs to […]