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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user catcanyon on August 17, 2011 in opposition to S.978 Commercial Felony Streaming Act.
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S.978 A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.

I am writing as your constituent in the 12th Congressional district of Texas. I oppose S.978 - A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes., and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

You have received over $90,000 from special interest groups to support this bill, of which you are a co-sponsor. I'd like to forget your personal financial gain in this matter and think more of the intellectual and entertainment the general public gains from having stream access of web content. We all pay for the web access, we shouldnt have to pay for the content as well. Those who post content on the web do so knowing they may additionally sell their work, but they do so with the knowledge it may not sell.

This bill through OpenCongress.org alone as been viewed 99,569 times and 99% of the viewers have express by vote, opposition.

Sincerely, Dan Bartow

This letter was a reply from the office of Kay Bailey Hutchison on August 18, 2011.
Constituent Response From Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

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Dear Friend: Thank you for contacting me regarding the protection of intellectual property rights. I welcome your thoughts and comments on this issue.

I believe copyright protection is a foundation for innovation. Intellectual property, which covers industrial property and copyright, is the creative core of the information age. Patent and intellectual property ownership gives inventors and thinkers security in their work. It has the ability to motivate creative minds and spur growth.

Protecting content in a high-technology age is a new and daunting problem, and copyright protection is an important challenge as the broadband revolution offers even more far-reaching possibilities and opportunities. With new speed and interactivity, the entire store of movies, music, books, television and raw knowledge can be made widely available.

Copyright law must protect the best interests of consumers. Originators of a work should be secure that they have rights to the work they fashioned.

Should legislation regarding the protection of intellectual property rights come for consideration before the full Senate, you may be certain I will keep your views in mind. I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me on any issue that is important to you.

Sincerely, Kay Bailey Hutchison United States Senator

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This letter was a reply from the office of Kay Granger on September 14, 2011.
Congresswoman Kay Granger's Office, in response to your recent email.

Dear Dan:

Thank you for contacting me regarding S. 978, a bill related to copyright infringement. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.

As you may know, S. 978 would make it a felony to illegally stream copyrighted content for commercial advantage or private financial gain. This bill would upgrade this type offense from a misdemeanor. S. 978 has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. I am aware that there is concern about some of the unintended consequences this bill may have. A House version of this bill has not been introduced, but if this or similar legislation should come to the House floor for a vote I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind.

Again, thank you for contacting me. Please continue to keep me informed on the issues that are important to you. For more information on my work in Congress, or to sign up to receive my e-newsletter, please feel free to visit the 12th District's website at http://kaygranger.house.gov .

Sincerely,

Kay Granger Member of Congress

This letter was a reply from the office of Kay Granger on December 05, 2011.
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Over the past year, House Republicans have actively pursued a legislative agenda to rein in the federal regulations that are hindering our economy. We've made a great deal of progress, passing several bills aimed at empowering small business owners and encouraging economic growth. I am anxious to hear your input on this important issue. Please take a moment to answer the following survey.

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This letter was a reply from the office of Kay Granger on June 01, 2012.
Why Community Health Centers Work

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Dear Friend,

Three years ago, I attended a health fair in Decatur to help build public support for a new Community Health Center in Wise County. While I was there, I helped connect constituents interested in starting a center in Wise County with a Tarrant County organization that built two centers in . Three years later, Wise County got their first Community Health Center, and I was pleased to be there last week for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

With more than 8,000 locations across the country, Community Health Centers provide primary care to over 20 million people. These facilities are very important to local communities because they offer affordable and convenient care to the uninsured and underserved. The preventive care services the centers offer save our health care system $24 billion each year.

Inalone we have over 350 Community Health Centers that serve almost 950,000 patients each year. Medicaid beneficiaries who receive care at Community Health Centers are 30 percent less-likely to have inpatient hospitalizations, saving our state's Medicaid program $8,000 for every beneficiary, every year.

The Community Health Center model has a proven record of success and has strong, bipartisan support in Congress. I am a long time supporter of these centers and I currently serve as co-chair of the Community Health Centers Caucus in the House. As a member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, I am directly involved in protecting federal funding for these facilities.

These centers are a smart investment, providing high-quality care that is cost effective. I was proud to be a part of the new center in Wise County and you can be assured that I will continue working to promote common sense health care solutions like this that save taxpayers money. Sincerely,

Kay Granger Member of Congress

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Tell me what you think: Supreme Court Ruling

Later this month, the Supreme Court will issue a final ruling on the constitutionality of the new health care law. With so many different opinions on this important issue, I am very interested to know where you stand.

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