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Sen. Mark Steven Kirk

Republican from Illinois

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
Official homepage
Phone 202-224-2854
Office 524 Hart Senate Office Building

Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $49,850
2008 $28,200
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $75,900
2008 $18,800

Timeline: Sen. Kirk and PIPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Statement opposing PIPA
"Freedom of speech is an inalienable right granted to each and every American, and the Internet has become the primary tool with which we utilize this right. The Internet empowers Americans to learn, create, innovate, and express their views. While we should protect American intellectual property, consumer safety and human rights, we should do so in a manner that specifically targets criminal activity. This extreme measure stifles First Amendment rights and Internet innovation. I stand with those who stand for freedom and oppose PROTECT IP, S.968, in its current form."

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