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Rep. Vern Buchanan

Republican from Florida – 13th 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
Official homepage
Phone 202-225-5015
Fax 202-226-0828
Office 221 Cannon House Office Building

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. Buchanan.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $42,050
2008 $1,500
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $34,300
2008 $13,400

Timeline: Rep. Buchanan and SOPA

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

Jan 20, 2012 Compares SOPA to polices of China, Iran, North Korea
Buchanan said regulation of the Internet is something to be expected from restrictive societies like China, Iran, and North Korea -- but not the United States.

"Since its inception, the Internet has been a revolutionary tool in our society, encouraging the free exchange of information and ideas," said Buchanan. "Excessive regulations and government intrusion would only serve to hinder the innovation and progress of this cutting-edge tool. I will continue to fight for policies that preserve and protect an open and democratic Internet."

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