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Rep. Jim Gerlach

Republican from Pennsylvania – 6th 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
Phone 202-225-4315
Fax 202-225-8440
Office 2442 Rayburn House Office Building
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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. Gerlach.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $29,150
2008 $23,500
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $30,900
2008 $28,850

Timeline: Rep. Gerlach and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Will "carefully review" bill and constituents before voting
"I appreciate everyone’s feedback on this issue. As you may know, the House Judiciary Committee is continuing to work on SOPA to address concerns that there are insufficient internet protections to stop illegal theft of American products and intellectual property from movies to music to companies’ product formulas. Therefore, should a final bill reach the House floor for a vote, I will, as I always do, carefully review the bill’s language and consider the views expressed by the people who live, work and own a business in my district. I am hopeful that any bill ultimately sent to the full House will balance 1- the need to stop individuals and foreign nations from brazenly stealing American ideas and products, while 2- protecting the Constitutional rights of every American. In the meantime, please feel free to contact our Washington office with specific questions or concerns about the legislation or ways you believe the legislation can be improved.”
Jan 18, 2012 Responds to tweets re: SOPA
"Thanks #SOPA comments. Need to make a few things clear. I do not get to vote on this bill until/unless it comes to full House 4 a vote."..."My constituents have made it clear they want Congress to read bills before voting on them."..."I will read the bill and consider your comments before deciding how to vote on #SOPA or any legislation that comes to House floor."

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