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Sen. Rand Paul

Republican from Kentucky

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 202-224-4343
Office 208 Russell Senate Office Building

Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $53,195
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $14,300

Timeline: Sen. Paul and PIPA

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

Dec 23, 2011 Letter to constituent
"Blocking entire websites from search engines due to questionable [content] is not only an overreaction to the problem, it essentially gives government and some companies the power to regulate and censor the Internet."
Dec 14, 2011 Petition on
"The House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act kill jobs, regulate the Internet, and give the Federal government and Hollywood movie studios the right to censor and shut down websites -- including social media like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube."

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