Rogers, Ryan team up to object to patent bill

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“Putting PTO funding on auto-pilot is a move in exactly the wrong direction, given the new Republican majority’s commitment to restraining spending, improving accountability, and transparency, and reducing the nation’s unparalleled deficits and debt,” the letter states.

“It would be both irresponsible and unwise to allow the PTO to operate solely under the authority of bureaucrats and White House political appointees — without being held accountable to the American public through their elected Representatives in Congress,” it reads.