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Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.

Democrat from New Jersey – 8th 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 202-225-5751
Fax 202-225-5782
Office 2370 Rayburn House Office Building
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Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $1,500
2008 $6,900
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $6,000
2008 $4,500

Timeline: Rep. Pascrell Jr. and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Statement opposing SOPA
"You've probably already noticed that many websites have gone dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act. I wanted you to know that I oppose this legislation. There’s no question that online piracy is a serious problem, and we must fix our current laws to better protect the rights of intellectual property holders. But I believe that, in its current form, SOPA is not the answer. The bill has many problems including the potential to harm free speech on the Internet by censoring lawful websites, which will stifle innovation and growth in our technology sector. The President has raised similar concerns with this legislation, and I support his call for compromise. Both sides of this debate must come together and write legislation that will address the problem of copyright infringement. But my bottom line is that the Internet must remain free, open and uncensored."

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