Leader Cantor Statement on the Senate Passage Of The America Invents Act
September 8, 2011
Contact: Doug Heye, Megan Whittemore
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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the bipartisan, bicameral America Invents Act, H.R. 1249, which was passed by the House in June.

“I am glad the Senate has finally acted on this pro-growth legislation, which is a key part of the House Republicans’ jobs plan to spur growth in this economy so that we can see more jobs created. This bipartisan bill will allow inventors and entrepreneurs to more efficiently launch new products by streamlining the nation’s patent system and addressing the current backlog of 700,000 patents. I look forward to President Obama signing this bill into law so that businesses can innovate, compete, and create jobs to get Americans back to work.”