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Rep. William M. Thornberry

Republican from Texas – 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
Fax 202-225-3486
Office 2209 Rayburn House Office Building
Official homepage
Phone 202-225-3706

Financial Contributions by Industry

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Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $5,150
2008 $2,750
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $4,000
2008 $2,750

Timeline: Rep. Thornberry and SOPA

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

Jan 18, 2012 States opposition to SOPA
"I do not support the current proposals in either the House (SOPA) or Senate (PIPA) aimed at stopping online piracy. Protecting ideas, products, and intellectual property of all kinds on the Internet is important. Protecting the free exchange of ideas is also very important. There are a number of efforts underway to try to find a way to accomplish both goals, but doing so will require major revisions to the bills that have been introduced."
Dec 20, 2011 Responds to constituent in video chat
"I am not to a point on this issue where I know what the right answer is. I am not comfortable with either [SOPA] or letting this problem [intellectual property theft] continue to fester"

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