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Rep. Henry Cuellar

Democrat from Texas – 28th District

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


Stance on SOPA
Years served in House
% Votes with Party
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Phone 202-225-1640
Fax 202-225-1641
Office 2463 Rayburn Office Building

Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $3,000
2008 $8,964
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $12,400
2008 $10,600

Timeline: Rep. Cuellar and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Statement against SOPA as written
"I understand concerns regarding Internet security, free speech, and innovation. I believe that Congress must pursue a course that maintains a balance between the free flow of information across the Internet and protections needed for individuals that publicize their intellectual property. I will continue to with work my colleagues in Congress to improve intellectual property law. We must ensure that these rights are protected on the Internet and that we have a regulatory system that punishes infringing activities. However, the way SOPA is drafted, it put undue onus on domestic, lawful websites. Rather than combating piracy it only sets rules that will instead limit innovation and access. Rather than attacking offenders and pirates, this legislation instead unfairly targets lawful websites as a means to an end. Because of this, I do not support the Stop Online Piracy Act in its current form, as is fails to protect basic rights of consumers and creators."

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