H.R. 1249 - Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Commerce. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
22 proposed amendments. 7 accepted. 9 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 8, 2011.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 89 voted NO: 9
2 voted present/not voting

Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

H.R. 1249 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.
Other Titles
  • America Invents Act
  • America Invents Act
  • Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
  • Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
  • Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Sponsor
Lamar Smith
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Advanced technology and technological innovations
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits
  • Congressional oversight
  • Congressional tributes
  • Department of Commerce
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal district courts
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Intellectual property
  • Judges
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Michigan
  • Small business
  • State and local courts
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • User charges and fees
  • Virginia
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Major Actions
Introduced3/30/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (22 proposed)
Passed House6/23/2011
Passed Senate9/08/2011
Signed by President9/16/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseAmendment 1 to H.R. 12496/23/2011This amendment PASSED the House
283 voted YES 140 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 2 to H.R. 12496/23/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
105 voted YES 316 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 3 to H.R. 12496/23/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
81 voted YES 342 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 9 to H.R. 12496/23/2011This amendment PASSED the House
223 voted YES 198 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 12 to H.R. 12496/23/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
129 voted YES 295 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 13 to H.R. 12496/23/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
92 voted YES 329 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 14 to H.R. 12496/23/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
81 voted YES 342 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseAmendment 15 to H.R. 12496/23/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
158 voted YES 262 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 1249 To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform6/23/2011This motion DID NOT PASS the House
172 voted YES 251 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 1249 To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform6/23/2011This bill PASSED the House
304 voted YES 117 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Moore amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.6/23/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.6/23/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Lujan amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.6/23/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Peters amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.6/23/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Polis amendment (A008) Failed by voice vote.6/23/2011DID NOT PASS by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Speier amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.6/23/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateOn the Cloture Motion H.R. 12499/06/2011This motion PASSED the Senate
93 voted YES 5 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 600 to H.R. 1249 (Leahy-Smith America Invents Act)9/08/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
47 voted YES 51 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 595 to H.R. 1249 (Leahy-Smith America Invents Act)9/08/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
13 voted YES 85 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 599 to H.R. 1249 (Leahy-Smith America Invents Act)9/08/2011This amendment PASSED the Senate
50 voted YES 48 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage of the Bill H.R. 12499/08/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
89 voted YES 9 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/30/2011
3/30/2011Subcommittee Hearings Held.
3/30/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet.
3/30/2011Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
3/30/2011Referred to House Judiciary
3/30/2011Referred to House Budget
4/11/2011Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Discharged.
4/14/2011Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar4/14/2011Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 32 - 3.
6/01/2011Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 112-98, Part I.
6/01/2011Committee on The Budget discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar6/01/2011Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 54.
6/21/2011Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 316 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2021 and H.R. 1249. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 2021 and 80 minutes of general debate for H.R. 1249. The resolution also provides that for H.R. 1249, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
6/22/2011Rule H. Res. 316 passed House.
6/22/2011Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 316.
6/22/2011Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2021 and H.R. 1249. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measures will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 2021 and 80 minutes of general debate for H.R. 1249. The resolution also provides that for H.R. 1249, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
6/22/2011House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 316 and Rule XVIII.
6/22/2011The Speaker designated the Honorable Tom Graves to act as Chairman of the Committee.
6/22/2011DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with twenty minutes of debate on the question of constitutionality of the measure.
6/22/2011GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1249.
6/22/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment.
6/22/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6/22/2011Mr. Smith (TX) moved to rise.
6/22/2011On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
6/22/2011Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1249 as unfinished business.
6/23/2011Considered as unfinished business.
6/23/2011The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
6/23/2011UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced the unfinished business was on the question of adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment no. 2.
6/23/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Baldwin amendment no. 3.
6/23/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Baldwin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Ms. Baldwin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment no. 4.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment no. 5.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan amendment no. 6.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters amendment no. 7.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis (CO) amendment no. 8.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment no. 9.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Speier amendment no. 10.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watt amendment no. 11.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sensenbrenner amendment no. 12.
6/23/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sensenbrenner amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sensenbrenner demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Manzullo amendment no. 13.
6/23/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Manzullo amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Manzullo demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment no. 14.
6/23/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rohrabacher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6/23/2011DEBATE - Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 316, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schock amendment no. 15.
6/23/2011POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schock amendment, the Chair put t he question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
6/23/2011UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings were postponed.
6/23/2011The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1249.
6/23/2011The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
6/23/2011The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR 6/22/2011 H4433-4438)
6/23/2011Mr. Miller (NC) moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
6/23/2011DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same to the House with an amendment to require the U.S. Patent Office to prioritize patent applications filed by entities that pledge to develop or manufacture their products, processes, and technologies in the U.S., including, specifically, those filed by small businesses and individuals.
6/23/2011The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
6/23/2011Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
6/23/2011The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1249.
6/23/2011Mr. Jackson (IL) raised a point of order. Subsequent to the completion of a roll call vote on the Conyers amendment No. 9, the final disposition was called into question and by unanimous consent, the proceedings were vacated and the Conyers amendment No. 9 was redesignated and the question of adoption was put again by the Chair de novo for a re-vote by the Committee of the Whole.
6/23/2011Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Smith (TX).
select this voteVote6/23/2011Amendment 1 to H.R. 1249
select this voteVote6/23/2011Amendment 2 to H.R. 1249
select this voteVote6/23/2011Amendment 3 to H.R. 1249
select this voteVote6/23/2011Amendment 9 to H.R. 1249
select this voteVote6/23/2011Amendment 12 to H.R. 1249
select this voteVote6/23/2011Amendment 13 to H.R. 1249
select this voteVote6/23/2011Amendment 14 to H.R. 1249
select this voteVote6/23/2011Amendment 15 to H.R. 1249
select this voteVote6/23/2011On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 1249 To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage6/23/2011On Passage - House - H.R. 1249 To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform
6/23/2011Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Conyers.
6/23/2011Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Baldwin.
6/23/2011Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Moore.
select this voteVote6/23/2011On agreeing to the Moore amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
6/23/2011Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee (TX).
select this voteVote6/23/2011On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
6/23/2011Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Lujan.
select this voteVote6/23/2011On agreeing to the Lujan amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
6/23/2011Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Peters.
select this voteVote6/23/2011On agreeing to the Peters amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
6/23/2011Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Polis.
select this voteVote6/23/2011On agreeing to the Polis amendment (A008) Failed by voice vote.
6/23/2011Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Conyers.
6/23/2011Amendment (A010) offered by Ms. Speier.
select this voteVote6/23/2011On agreeing to the Speier amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
6/23/2011Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Watt.
6/23/2011By unanimous consent, the Watt amendment was withdrawn.
6/23/2011Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Sensenbrenner.
6/23/2011Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Manzullo.
6/23/2011Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Rohrabacher.
6/23/2011Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Schock.
6/23/2011Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Conyers.
6/27/2011Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar6/28/2011Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 87.
8/02/2011Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
8/02/2011Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
select this voteVote9/06/2011On the Cloture Motion H.R. 1249
9/07/2011Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
9/07/2011Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate.
9/07/2011Measure laid before Senate by motion.
9/08/2011Considered by Senate.
9/08/2011Message on Senate action sent to the House.
9/08/2011Amendment SA 595 proposed by Senator Cantwell.
9/08/2011Amendment SA 599 proposed by Senator Coburn.
9/08/2011Amendment SA 600 proposed by Senator Sessions.
select this voteVote9/08/2011On the Amendment S.Amdt. 600 to H.R. 1249 (Leahy-Smith America Invents Act)
select this voteVote9/08/2011On the Amendment S.Amdt. 595 to H.R. 1249 (Leahy-Smith America Invents Act)
select this voteVote9/08/2011On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 599 to H.R. 1249 (Leahy-Smith America Invents Act)
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/08/2011On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1249
Presented to President9/12/2011Presented to President.
Signed9/16/2011Signed by President.
Enacted9/16/2011Became Public Law No: 112-29.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 491Smith, Lamar [R-TX21]June 22, 2011Passed by roll call vote on June 23, 2011.

Manager's amendment makes numerous technical and clarifying changes to the bill.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 492Conyers, John [D-MI13]June 23, 2011Failed by roll call vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment sought to permit the conversion of the United States to a first-to-file system only upon a Presidential finding that other nations have adopted a similar one-year grace period.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 493Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]June 23, 2011Failed by roll call vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment sought to strike section 5 in the America Invents Act which expanded the prior-user rights defense to apply to all patents with minimal exceptions.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 494Moore, Gwen [D-WI4]June 23, 2011Passed by voice vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment allows the United States Patent Trade Office to develop methods for ways to track the diversity of patent applicants.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 495Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]June 23, 2011Passed by voice vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment expresses the sense of Congress that "the patent system should promote industries to continue to develop new technologies that spur growth and create jobs across the country".

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select this voteH. Amdt. 496Luján, Ben [D-NM3]June 23, 2011Passed by voice vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment lists criteria that the Patent Trade Office Director must take into account when selecting satellite offices in the United States.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 497Peters, Gary [D-MI14]June 23, 2011Passed by voice vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment mandates a United States Patent Trade Office led study with the Small Business Administration on how to better utilize existing government resources for education and technical assistance to help small businesses with international patent protection.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 498Polis, Jared [D-CO2]June 23, 2011Failed by voice vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment sought to allow any tax strategy patent that was filed as of the date of enactment of the bill to move toward issuance by the Patent Trade Office.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 499Conyers, John [D-MI13]June 23, 2011Passed by roll call vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment clarifies the deadline for filing patent term extension applications covering drug products that must be approved by the FDA.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 500Speier, Jackie [D-CA14]June 23, 2011Passed by voice vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment requires the United States Patent Trade Office to provide rules for the exchange of relevant information during the derivation proceedings.

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H. Amdt. 501Watt, Melvin [D-NC12]June 23, 2011Withdrawn on June 23, 2011.

An amendment numbered 11 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to add a severability clause protecting the remainder of the bill if the Supreme Court determines that certain sections or provisions are unconstitutional.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 502Sensenbrenner, F. [R-WI5]June 23, 2011Failed by roll call vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment sought to strike section 3 of the bill which created a first-to-file patent system.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 503Manzullo, Donald [R-IL16]June 23, 2011Failed by roll call vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment sought to strike the provision giving the United States Patent Trade Office the authority to set patent and trademark fees.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 504Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA48]June 23, 2011Failed by roll call vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment sought to exempt small businesses from the post-grant reviews and reexaminations.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 505Schock, Aaron [R-IL18]June 23, 2011Failed by roll call vote on June 23, 2011.

Amendment sought to strike section 18 which established a pilot program that allowed the United States Patent Trade Office to review certain low-quality business method patents.

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S. Amdt. 594Johnson, Ron [R-WI]September 7, 2011Offered on September 6, 2011.

Amendment information not available.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 595Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]September 7, 2011Failed by roll call vote on September 7, 2011.

To establish a transitional program for covered business method patents.

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S. Amdt. 596Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]September 7, 2011Offered on September 6, 2011.

Amendment information not available.

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S. Amdt. 597Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]September 7, 2011Offered on September 6, 2011.

Amendment information not available.

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S. Amdt. 598Paul, Rand [R-KY]September 7, 2011Offered on September 6, 2011.

Amendment information not available.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 599Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]September 7, 2011Offered on September 6, 2011.

To amend the provision relating to funding the Patent and Trademark Office by establishing a United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund, and for other purposes.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 600Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]September 7, 2011Failed by roll call vote on September 7, 2011.

To strike the provision relating to the calculation of the 60-day period for application of patent term extension.

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Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1249

109 organizations supported this bill

3M
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Abbott Laboratories
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Adobe Systems
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Advanced Micro Devices
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Air Liquide
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Air Products and Chemicals
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Allstate Insurance
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
American Bankers Association
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
American Council of Life Insurers
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
American Council on Education
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
American Financial Services Association
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
American Insurance Association
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
American Intellectual Property Law Association
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Apple
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Applied Materials
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Association of American Medical Colleges
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Association of American Universities
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
AstraZeneca
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Bank of America
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Baxter International
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Beckman Coulter
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Biotechnology Industry Organization
BIO (2011, March 31). BIO Commends Launch of House Patent Reform Process. Retrieved April 6, 2011, from Bio.org.
BNY Mellon
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Boston Scientific
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
BP Global
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Bridgestone Americas
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Capital One Financial Corporation
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Cargill
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Caterpillar
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Charles Schwab
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
CheckFree
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Cisco Systems
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Citigroup
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Consumer Bankers Association
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
Credit Union National Association
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
Cummins
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Dell
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Dow Chemical Company
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
DuPont
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Eastman Chemical Company
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
eBay
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Electronics for Imaging
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Eli Lilly and Company
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
EMC Corporation
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
ExxonMobil
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Facebook
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Financial Services Roundtable
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
General Electric
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
General Mills
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Genzyme
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
GlaxoSmithKline
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Google
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Henkel Corporation
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
IBM
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Illinois Tool Works
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Independent Community Bankers of America
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
Information Technology Industry Council
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Intel
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Johnson & Johnson
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
JPMorgan Chase
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
MasterCard Worldwide
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Medtronic
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Merck
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Microsoft
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Milliken & Company
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Mortgage Bankers Association
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
Motorola Mobility
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
NASDAQ OMX
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
National Association of Manufacturers
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
National Congress of Inventor Organizations
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. James, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.
National Retail Federation
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Netflix
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
News Corporation
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Northrop Grumman
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Novartis Corporation
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Oracle
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
PatentCafe
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
PepsiCo
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Pfizer
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Procter & Gamble
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
Roche
The Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform (2011, June 21). The Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform reaffirms its support for moving H.R. 1249. Retrieved April 24, 2012, from Patents Matter.
Salesforce.com
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
SanDisk
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Senators Reid & McConnell. Retrieved August 11, 2011, from CUNA.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
State Farm Insurance
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Symantec
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Texas Instruments
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
The Clearing House
undersigned organizations (2011, June 29). Letter to Leaders Reid and McConnell. Retrieved April 24, 2012, from The Clearing House.
U.S. Bancorp
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
United Technologies
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
USG Corporation
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Verizon Communications
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Visa
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Wells Fargo
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Judiciary Committee.
Weyerhaeuser
undersigned organizations (2011, June 21). Coalition Statement. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Yahoo!
Office of the Majority Whip (2011, June 13). Organizations supporting the passage of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. Retrieved June 15, 2011, from House Judiciary Committee.
Zimmer
The Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform (2011, June 21). The Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform reaffirms its support for moving H.R. 1249. Retrieved April 24, 2012, from Patents Matter.

16 organizations opposed this bill

American Innovators for Patent Reform
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. James, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.
Angel Venture Forum
undersigned organizations (2011, June 13). Angel Venture Forum Letter on HR 1249. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats.
BlueTree Allied Angels
Mott, Catherine V. (2011, June 13). BlueTree Allied Angels Letter on HR 1249. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats.
Eagle Forum
Schlafly, Phyllis (2011, May 20). Patent Act Is Dangerous to U.S. Security. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Eagle Forum.
Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Billings, Robert (2011, May 3). GPhA Letter Against HR 1249. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats.
Heritage Foundation
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. James, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.
Huntsville Angel Network
Reeves, Richard E. (2011, June 12). Huntsville Angel Network Letter on HR 1249. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats.
IP Advocate
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. James, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.
National Association of Patent Practitioners
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. James, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.
National Association of Seed & Venture Funds
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. James, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.
National Consumers League
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. James, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.
National Small Business Association
McCracken, Todd O. (2011, June 16). NSBA Letter on HR 1249. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats.
Oregon Health and Science University
Dorsa, Daniel, Stout, J. Timothy & Pradhan, Arundeep S. (2011, June 14). RE: HR 1249, “America Invents Act”. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats.
Professional Inventors Alliance USA
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. John, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.
Trading Technologies International
Borsand, Steven F. (2011, June 21). The America Invents Act is bad for the economy. The Hill. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/167565-the-america-invents-act-is-bad-for-the-economy.
U.S. Business & Industry Council
Conyers, John, Sensenbrenner, F. James, Manzullo, Donald & Kaptur, Marcy (2011, June 13). Vote No on H.R. 1249 Special Interest Patent Bill Benefits Foreign Multinationals Over U.S. Inventors. Retrieved May 15, 2014, from The Hill.

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Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$49,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,329,597$108,733Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,230,029$193,711Yes
John BarrassoRWY$1,242,658$61,550Yes
Max BaucusDMT$2,803,679$59,900Yes
Mark BegichDAK$907,184$24,750Yes
Michael BennetDCO$3,020,263$84,810Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$152,899$4,800Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,460,841$24,050Yes
Roy BluntRMO$3,232,990$293,986Yes
John BoozmanRAR$518,168$97,295Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,948,453$112,750No
Scott BrownRMA$6,491,883$1,125,921Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$3,084,655$22,500Yes
Richard BurrRNC$2,198,393$98,475Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,298,072$134,750No
Ben CardinDMD$1,353,892$32,400Yes
Tom CarperDDE$1,638,367$29,900Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$3,305,814$36,100Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,747,499$563,698Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$1,195,367$115,500Yes
Tom CoburnROK$598,420$139,443No
William Thad CochranRMS$563,517$20,700Yes
Susan CollinsRME$1,865,202$205,533Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$272,328$3,500Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$1,242,709$12,750Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$3,300,887$112,306Yes
John CornynRTX$3,390,118$491,422Yes
Mike CrapoRID$1,435,988$15,155Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$1,236,846$392,820No
Dick DurbinDIL$2,586,189$50,460Yes
Mike EnziRWY$639,699$19,550Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,556,432$70,120Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$2,038,643$75,783Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$8,983,343$115,972Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,615,319$63,600Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,378,565$104,050Yes
Kay HaganDNC$1,507,937$21,735Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,311,297$24,500Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$2,790,436$165,100Yes
Dean HellerRNV$1,906,500$195,766Yes
John HoevenRND$712,007$39,700Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$294,136$93,700Yes
Jim InhofeROK$845,045$165,275Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$1,153,734$2,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,634,525$39,925Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$1,096,197$90,696Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$930,760$248,603No
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,779,965$17,450Yes
John KerryDMA$1,461,193$64,050Yes
Mark KirkRIL$3,974,094$468,075Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,018,388$31,450Yes
Herb KohlDWI$1,000$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$192,492$-2,500Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$2,988,796$34,800Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$1,447,727$23,200Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$1,104,245$51,785Yes
Mike LeeRUT$394,118$53,796No
Carl LevinDMI$1,214,530$10,500Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$121,450$3,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$1,042,556$60,600Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$1,580,347$24,900Yes
John McCainRAZ$1,239,127$245,323No
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,583,634$60,914No
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$4,996,513$599,508Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$3,486,446$28,751Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,138,692$35,050Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$858,795$11,500Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$1,056,917$57,650Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$814,795$17,900Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$2,052,681$103,350Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,246,914$2,500Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,380,208$42,800Yes
Rand PaulRKY$632,862$310,035No
Rob PortmanROH$3,812,654$269,781Yes
Mark PryorDAR$1,524,474$17,900Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,295,475$3,000Yes
Harry ReidDNV$6,034,522$136,370Yes
Jim RischRID$429,206$244,609Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,407,624$201,099Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,602,010$21,500Not Voting
Marco RubioRFL$1,768,869$880,976Not Voting
Bernie SandersIVT$149,290$2,250Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$5,360,672$81,100Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$998,024$93,870Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,132,617$30,900Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$2,506,329$14,600Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$862,315$40,650Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$2,204,273$12,192Yes
Jon TesterDMT$2,770,760$38,925Yes
John ThuneRSD$1,822,980$426,260Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$3,021,324$1,226,848Yes
Mark UdallDCO$2,347,360$96,500Yes
Tom UdallDNM$1,263,705$52,150Yes
David VitterRLA$1,660,171$288,550Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$4,258,474$161,686Yes
Jim WebbDVA$181,327$1,000Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,215,755$70,550Yes
Roger WickerRMS$2,236,533$164,685Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,773,805$72,300Yes

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Daniel K. AkakaDHI$49,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,329,597$108,733Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,230,029$193,711Yes
John BarrassoRWY$1,242,658$61,550Yes
Max BaucusDMT$2,803,679$59,900Yes
Mark BegichDAK$907,184$24,750Yes
Michael BennetDCO$3,020,263$84,810Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$152,899$4,800Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,460,841$24,050Yes
Roy BluntRMO$3,232,990$293,986Yes
John BoozmanRAR$518,168$97,295Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,948,453$112,750No
Scott BrownRMA$6,491,883$1,125,921Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$3,084,655$22,500Yes
Richard BurrRNC$2,198,393$98,475Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,298,072$134,750No
Ben CardinDMD$1,353,892$32,400Yes
Tom CarperDDE$1,638,367$29,900Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$3,305,814$36,100Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,747,499$563,698Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$1,195,367$115,500Yes
Tom CoburnROK$598,420$139,443No
William Thad CochranRMS$563,517$20,700Yes
Susan CollinsRME$1,865,202$205,533Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$272,328$3,500Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$1,242,709$12,750Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$3,300,887$112,306Yes
John CornynRTX$3,390,118$491,422Yes
Mike CrapoRID$1,435,988$15,155Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$1,236,846$392,820No
Dick DurbinDIL$2,586,189$50,460Yes
Mike EnziRWY$639,699$19,550Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,556,432$70,120Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$2,038,643$75,783Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$8,983,343$115,972Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,615,319$63,600Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,378,565$104,050Yes
Kay HaganDNC$1,507,937$21,735Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,311,297$24,500Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$2,790,436$165,100Yes
Dean HellerRNV$1,906,500$195,766Yes
John HoevenRND$712,007$39,700Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$294,136$93,700Yes
Jim InhofeROK$845,045$165,275Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$1,153,734$2,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,634,525$39,925Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$1,096,197$90,696Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$930,760$248,603No
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,779,965$17,450Yes
John KerryDMA$1,461,193$64,050Yes
Mark KirkRIL$3,974,094$468,075Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,018,388$31,450Yes
Herb KohlDWI$1,000$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$192,492$-2,500Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$2,988,796$34,800Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$1,447,727$23,200Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$1,104,245$51,785Yes
Mike LeeRUT$394,118$53,796No
Carl LevinDMI$1,214,530$10,500Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$121,450$3,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$1,042,556$60,600Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$1,580,347$24,900Yes
John McCainRAZ$1,239,127$245,323No
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,583,634$60,914No
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$4,996,513$599,508Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$3,486,446$28,751Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,138,692$35,050Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$858,795$11,500Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$1,056,917$57,650Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$814,795$17,900Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$2,052,681$103,350Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,246,914$2,500Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,380,208$42,800Yes
Rand PaulRKY$632,862$310,035No
Rob PortmanROH$3,812,654$269,781Yes
Mark PryorDAR$1,524,474$17,900Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,295,475$3,000Yes
Harry ReidDNV$6,034,522$136,370Yes
Jim RischRID$429,206$244,609Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,407,624$201,099Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,602,010$21,500Not Voting
Marco RubioRFL$1,768,869$880,976Not Voting
Bernie SandersIVT$149,290$2,250Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$5,360,672$81,100Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$998,024$93,870Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,132,617$30,900Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$2,506,329$14,600Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$862,315$40,650Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$2,204,273$12,192Yes
Jon TesterDMT$2,770,760$38,925Yes
John ThuneRSD$1,822,980$426,260Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$3,021,324$1,226,848Yes
Mark UdallDCO$2,347,360$96,500Yes
Tom UdallDNM$1,263,705$52,150Yes
David VitterRLA$1,660,171$288,550Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$4,258,474$161,686Yes
Jim WebbDVA$181,327$1,000Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,215,755$70,550Yes
Roger WickerRMS$2,236,533$164,685Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,773,805$72,300Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$60,029,155
Security brokers & investment companies$20,071,145
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$10,338,792
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$10,023,388
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$7,661,118
Business services$7,000,764
Schools & colleges$6,736,272
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$6,067,575
Accountants$5,925,755
Life insurance$5,471,541
Cable & satellite TV production & distribution$4,813,429
Defense aerospace contractors$4,381,517
Computer software$4,123,864
Medical supplies manufacturing & sales$3,807,158
Credit agencies & finance companies$3,386,523
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,347,303
Chemicals$3,113,057
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$2,791,397
Online computer services$2,576,184
Property & casualty insurance$2,443,962
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,406,149
Banks & lending institutions$2,127,258
Computers, components & accessories$2,101,381
Data processing & computer services$2,082,274
Forestry & Forest Products$1,838,277
Cellular systems and equipment$1,656,395
Mortgage bankers and brokers$1,626,496
Securities, commodities & investment$1,461,128
Biotech products & research$1,408,954
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,389,229
Financial services & consulting$1,206,534
Credit unions$1,135,285
Telecommunications$1,043,991
Beverages (non-alcoholic)$998,424
Defense shipbuilders$982,000
Computer manufacture & services$973,733
Toiletries & cosmetics$920,401
Retail trade$902,721
Stock exchanges$704,346
Plastics & Rubber processing & products$692,546
Construction equipment$620,890
Education$504,660
Household cleansers & chemicals$467,330
Health care products$399,347
Small business associations$398,449
Precision instruments$357,205
Medical schools$326,059
Chambers of commerce$262,394
Manufacturing$234,182
Building materials$127,281

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$7,661,118
Schools & colleges$6,736,272
Computer software$4,123,864
Venture capital$3,694,059
General business associations$556,835
Small business associations$398,449
Consumer groups$750
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