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Sen. David Vitter

Republican from Louisiana

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
Phone 202-224-4623
Fax 202-228-5061
Office 516 Hart Senate Office Building
Official homepage

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 Sen. Vitter.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $26,502
2008 $8,750
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $74,850
2008 $21,000

Timeline: Sen. Vitter and PIPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Quoted in Times-Picayune (before changing positions later in the day)
“American entrepreneurs’ intellectual property is highly valuable and must be adequately protected, particularly today on the Internet.”
Jan 18, 2012 Retracts support for PIPA
"I won’t be supporting the Protect IP Act (PIPA or SOPA as it's called in the House of Representatives) because, though I've been pushing hard on both internet freedom and national security concerns, they still haven't been fully addressed. It's a real mistake to press forward with a flawed bill now. It will only endanger ever properly dealing with the very real problem of internet piracy."
Nov 7, 2011 Co-sponsors PIPA

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