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Sen. Bernard Sanders

Independent from Vermont

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 202-224-5141
Fax 202-228-0776
Office 332 Dirksen 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. Sanders.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $5,591
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $11,550

Timeline: Sen. Sanders and PIPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 Considers bills "too deeply flawed" to continue, according to Burlington Free Press
From the Burlington Free Press: "Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., the state’s lone House member, said the anti-piracy measures were too deeply flawed to proceed in their current form. Changing the proposals will be for the best, they said."

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