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Rep. Dan Benishek

Republican from Michigan – 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 202-225-4735
Fax 202- 225-4744
Office 514 Cannon House Office Building
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Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $7,550
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $5,620

Timeline: Rep. Benishek and SOPA

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

Jan 19, 2012 States opposition to SOPA
“Like many Americans, I am troubled by the rise of rogue websites that are pirating copyrighted materials, but I do not believe the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the answer to this problem. I cannot support this legislation as I believe it grants the federal government far too much power to control and censor content on the Internet. I fear giving the Justice Department the ability to block access to websites without a court hearing or a trial represents a dangerous encroachment on the right to free speech. Going forward, I believe Congress and the Administration should work together in a bipartisan manner to formulate legislation that prevents Internet piracy without limiting freedom of expression and endangering the growth of online business.”

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