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Rep. Jim Renacci

Republican from Ohio – 16th 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
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Phone 202-225-3876
Fax 202-225-3059
Office 130 Cannon House Office Building

Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $2,400
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $19,650

Timeline: Rep. Renacci and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 States opposition to SOPA in current form
"SOPA is currently being discussed in the House Committee on the Judiciary. I am not a member of that committee, so I am not actively working on the legislation. That does not mean, however, that I do not have an opinion on the matter. I do not support the flow of money to foreign websites that traffic in pirated videos, music, software, and other intellectual property. Intellectual property needs to be protected. Millions of American jobs rely on clearly written and enforceable IP laws. However, we must not threaten free speech or stifle innovation in our efforts to combat online piracy. I believe strongly in the 1st Amendment and all of the rights it secures for every American. We must address the issue of online piracy, but do so in a way that leaves the least room for unintended consequences in its interpretation. It is a delicate balance, but one we must achieve if we are going to move forward on this issue. That is the key as I see it. Therefore, I do not support SOPA in its current form and I am waiting to see what the final product will be when it comes before the full House for a vote. If I believe it infringes on the 1st Amendment I won’t support it."

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