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H.R. 7259: Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act

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To allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferable.

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Sponsor and status

Lucy McBath

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Jun 18, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 25, 2020

This bill passed in the House on June 25, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

18% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 18, 2020

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Jun 19, 2020
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Jun 25, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 7259 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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