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Rep. Eliot L. Engel

Democrat from New York – 17th 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
Fax 202-225-5513
Office 2161 Rayburn House Office Building
Official homepage
Phone 202-225-2464

Financial Contributions by Industry

This reported campaign contributions information comes from the OpenSecrets/Center for Responsive Politics API (read more about their campaign-contributions-per-industry API). You can also visit the OpenSecrets profile for Rep. Engel.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $1,250
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $30,900
2008 $30,300

Timeline: Rep. Engel and SOPA

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

Jan 19, 2012 Statement against SOPA in an email to a constituent
"Thank you for contacting me in opposition to H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). You will be pleased to know that I am opposed to this legislation, and would vote against it if it came to the House floor in its current form. ...Online piracy is a serious threat that needs to be addressed, but I believe SOPA takes too large a step without adequate consideration for its First Amendment implications. I believe intellectual property and unfettered access to content online are not mutually exclusive. Please be assured that I will continue working to find a solution that helps assure intellectual property created in this country is not stolen, and at the same time allows people to have unrestricted access to their favorite websites."

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