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Sen. Ron Wyden

Democrat from Oregon

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
Official homepage
Phone 202-224-5244
Fax 202-228-2717
Office 223 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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. Wyden.

Industry Election Cycle Amount
Computers/Internet 2010 $189,350
2008 $16,669
TV/Movies/Music 2010 $67,200
2008 $7,800

Timeline: Sen. Wyden and PIPA

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

Jan 20, 2012 Quoted in the New York Times
“I will use every ounce of my strength to fight” to stop PIPA in next week’s procedural vote, said Mr. Wyden.
Jan 12, 2012 Promotional campaign for OPEN Act
Holds series of panels at the Consumer Electronics Show to promote the OPEN Act alternative.
Source: Ars Technica
Dec 17, 2011 Statement to Senate session
"Therefore, I will be working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle over the next month to explain the basis for this widespread concern, and I intend, Madam President, to follow through on a commitment that I made more than a year ago to filibuster this bill when the Senate returns in January."
Dec 17, 2011 Introduces the OPEN Act S.2029
The 'Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act' is proposed as an alternative to PIPA.
Dec 14, 2011 Quoted by HuffPo: Senator Floats Alternative to Internet Blacklisting Bills
“My top priority is to keep PIPA from going to the floor of the United States Senate...Right now, the International Trade Commission has authority over hard goods. We’d like digital-good imports addressed.”
Dec 2, 2011 Joined discussion and drafting of alternative law (OPEN Act)
The anti-SOPA/PIPA coalition drafts an alternate proposal to give regulatory power to the International Trade Commission.
Nov 16, 2011 Press release
"As I have said before, this is not an issue where we should use a bunker-buster bomb when a laser beam would do. And that is not just my opinion, venture capitalists who fund Internet start-ups, the biggest and smallest actors in the tech community, law professors concerned with speech, Internet technologists, security experts and mainstream and new media have all expressed concerns about the legislation advancing in Congress."

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