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#79 Contributing Company

  • 1,906 contributions
  • $1,775,424 in total

#37 Most Interested Company

  • 34 bills supported
  • 7 bills opposed

#39 Most Influential Company

  • Won 10 bills on which it took a position

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Online Piracy Legislation Gets Vote of Confidence From Sen. Harry Reid

Jan. 18, 2012 - On a recent episode of "Meet the Press," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threw his support behind advancing legislation to curb online piracy. Both chambers of Congress have drafted legislation to address online piracy from foreign websites, but both bills have faced strong public outcry that has put their chances of passage in doubt.

MapLight has conducted an analysis of campaign contributions from key industry groups to members of the U.S. Senate (July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2011) and found that:

  • Entertainment interest groups that support these bills gave 7.2 times as much ($14,423,991) to members of the U.S. Senate as Internet interest groups that oppose these bills ($2,011,332). 
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has received 4.8 times as much from entertainment interest groups that support these bills ($571,500) as from Internet interest groups that oppose these bills ($118,050).

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Entertainment Media Outspends Internet Companies on the Campaigns of Representatives Marking Up SOPA (Anti-Piracy Bill)
Sponsors of SOPA Act Pulled in 4 Times as Much in Contributions from Hollywood as from Silicon Valley

Related Companies

CompanyContributionsBill Positions
Verizon Communications$3,717,18356
CenturyLink$1,887,47910
Hewlett Packard$1,797,32043
Abbott Laboratories$1,731,64420
Disney$1,553,56419

Top Recipients

SenatorsContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Barbara Boxer$27,9903
Mark Warner$25,4002
John McCain$24,2501
Patrick Leahy$21,1008
Harry Reid$19,1001
House membersContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Anna Eshoo$36,2005
Zoe Lofgren$33,7006
Nancy Pelosi$23,3001
John Conyers$16,9004
John A. Boehner$15,0000

Top Stock Holders

PoliticianMinimum ValueMaximum ValueAverage Value
Joseph Kennedy$280,005$700,000$490,003
Diane Black$250,001$500,000$375,001
Rodney Frelinghuysen$165,003$400,000$282,502
James Renacci$115,002$300,000$207,501
Dave Camp$35,007$175,000$105,004
Numbers on this page include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present.
'Top Stock Holders' based on data for 2013.