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Rep. Peter Welch

Democrat from Vermont – 1st 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 202-225-4115
Fax 202-225-6790
Office 1404 Longworth House 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 Rep. Welch.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $13,750
2008 $12,500
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $37,400
2008 $8,350

Timeline: Rep. Welch and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Considers bills "too deeply flawed" to continue, according to Burlington Free Press
From the Burlington Free Press: "Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., the state’s lone House member, said the anti-piracy measures were too deeply flawed to proceed in their current form. Changing the proposals will be for the best, they said."

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