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Rep. Tim Holden

Democrat from Pennsylvania – 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
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Phone 202-225-5546
Fax 202-226-0996
Office 2417 Rayburn House Office Building

Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $9,000
2008 $8,000
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $15,500
2008 $1,500

Timeline: Rep. Holden and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Withdraws co-sponsorship of PIPA
"Based on my background as a sheriff, the Stop Online Piracy Act, commonly referred to as SOPA, was brought to me as a law enforcement bill. At its core, the bill's intent to eliminate theft by foreign websites protects the intellectual property of American manufacturers of all spheres. However, the possible unintended consequences, such as stifling innovation and limiting free speech on the Internet, have come to the forefront of debate. An open Internet requires that we find a better approach that is acceptable to all sides. Therefore, I am today withdrawing as a cosponsor of this bill and will work to find a solution that protects both the openness and innovation of the Internet as well as intellectual property."
Nov 30, 2011 Co-sponsors SOPA

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