SOPA/PIPA money top 10 list

We have provided a list of the supporters for SOPA and PIPA in Congress in prior articles. But we thought it would be equally important to provide the list of the money that is attached to that support or opposition.

The following lists, which includes House and Senate, shows the top politicans receiving funds from organizations that support SOPA/PIPA – to be followed by a similar list of those opposed to these Bills:

**NOTE**
Several of the politicians on these lists received donations from both sides of the issue, whether or not they have declared a position on the issue at this time. Ie Senator Harry Reid. We have italicized those that have taken a public co-sponsor position on the issue.

Donations from organizations supporting SOPA/PIPA

House of Representatives:

    Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7]           $668,192
    Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28]      $590,398
    Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5]         $557,107
    Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6]        $486,927
    Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8]      $465,500
    Rep. Bruce Braley [D, IA-1]        $438,839
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8]        $416,100
    Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13]      $409,019
    Rep. John Boehner [R, OH-8]       $403,800
    Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9]        $395,798

Senate:

    Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV]      $3,502,624
    Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY]      $2,648,770
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY]      $2,080,651
    Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA]      $1,431,843

    Sen. Scott Brown [R, MA]      $1,364,872
    Sen. Robert Portman [R, OH]       $1,363,009
    Sen. Patrick Toomey [R, PA]       $1,291,744
    Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO]      $1,019,172
    Sen. Mark Kirk [R, IL]      $911,296
    Sen. Patrick Leahy [D, VT]      $905,310

Donations from organizations oppossing SOPA/PIPA

House of Representatives:

    Rep. William Owens [D, NY-23]      $303,609
    Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1]      $204,200
    Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9]      $168,370
    Rep. Niki Tsongas [D, MA-5]      $153,550
    Rep. Gerald Connolly [D, VA-11]      $110,530
    Rep. Kurt Schrader [D, OR-5]      $108,550
    Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8]      $100,050
    Rep. James Moran [D, VA-8]      $99,750
    Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13]      $97,300
    Rep. James Himes [D, CT-4]      $96,500

Senate:

    Sen. Michael Bennet [D, CO]      $1,359,304
    Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA]      $388,914

    Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV]      $339,226
    Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY]      $303,434
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D, NY]      $289,894

    Sen. Patrick Toomey [R, PA]      $281,655
    Sen. Patty Murray [D, WA]      $280,072
    Sen. Chris Coons [D, DE]      $212,550
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D, CT]      $170,199

    Sen. Scott Brown [R, MA]      $152,369

For a full list of organizations that support or oppose SOPA/PIPA, and made the above donations, visit Open Congress.

About the Author

Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

1 Comment on "SOPA/PIPA money top 10 list"

  1. Looks like Sen. Toomey is backing off:

    Dear Russell,

    Thank you for contacting me about online piracy, as well as two proposals about this issue (S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, and H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act). I appreciate hearing from you.

    I understand your concerns about legislation pending before Congress that would address online piracy – namely, the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. In my view, piracy of intellectual property is a legitimate concern that should be addressed. However, the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Internet Piracy Act are flawed, and I cannot support them in their current form. I therefore look forward to working with my Senate colleagues on this issue and finding a better legislative approach for tackling online piracy. Please be assured that I value your input and will keep your thoughts in mind as work continues on this important matter.

    Thank you again for your correspondence. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of assistance.

    Sincerely,

    Signature

    Pat Toomey
    U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania

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