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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Democrat from Rhode Island

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 202-224-2921
Fax 202-228-6362
Office 717 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. Whitehouse.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $23,476
2008 $21,100
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $10,250
2008 $22,500

Timeline: Sen. Whitehouse and PIPA

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

May 26, 2011 Votes to move PIPA out of committee
Part of unanimous vote of approval by Senate Judiciary committee to move PIPA forward.
May 12, 2011 Co-sponsors PIPA
Nov 18, 2010 Votes to move COICA out of committee
The Senate Judiciary committee voted unanimously to move COICA forward.
Sep 20, 2010 Cosponsors Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, S. 3804
COICA contained similar provisions and battle lines as PIPA does. It never reached a full Senate vote and was re-written in 2011 as the PROTECT-IP Act (i.e. PIPA).

See a complete list of actions and statements by members of Congress