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Sen. John Boozman

Republican from Arkansas

Update (1/20/2012): SOPA and PIPA have been indefinitely postponed; see statements by Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Lamar Smith.


Stance on PIPA
Years served in Senate
% Votes with Party
Phone 202-224-4843
Office 320 Hart Senate Office Building
Official homepage

Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $9,346
2008 $1,000
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $13,150
2008 $2,000

Timeline: Sen. Boozman and PIPA

A list of statements and legislative actions made by Sen. Boozman relating to PIPA. Contact us at sopa[at] if you have additions or corrections.

Jan 18, 2012 Withdraws sponsorship of PIPA

Over the past few weeks, the chorus of concerns over Congressional efforts to address online piracy has intensified. I can say, with all honesty, that the feedback I received from Arkansans has been overwhelmingly in opposition to the Senate bill (S.968, the PROTECT IP Act) in its current form. That is why I am announcing today that I intend to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act.

I will have my name removed as a co-sponsor of the bill and plan to vote against it if Majority Leader Reid brings it to the floor in its current form.

The PROTECT IP Act seeks to address an issue that is of vital importance to the future of intellectual property rights in the modern era. However, the concerns regarding the unintended consequences of this particular bill are legitimate. Therefore, we should not rush to pass this bill, rather we should be working to find another solution so that the epidemic of online piracy is addressed in a manner that ensures innovation and free speech is protected. I have confidence that we can do this, but not as the PROTECT IP Act stands today.

Jun 15, 2011 Co-sponsors PIPA

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