#106 Contributing Company

  • 1,639 contributions
  • $1,553,564 in total

#67 Most Interested Company

  • 20 bills supported
  • 1 bills opposed

#51 Most Influential Company

  • Won 9 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$5,747,77764
American Hospital Association$3,622,62664
National Cable & Telecommunications Association$2,997,82359

Top Recipients

SenatorsContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
Patrick Leahy$45,1503
John McCain$30,2000
Addison "Mitch" McConnell$24,2000
Barbara Boxer$23,7502
Roy Blunt$21,0003
House membersContributionsBills Sponsored that
Company Supports
John A. Boehner$25,7500
Adam Schiff$17,7502
Henry Waxman$16,0001
John Dingell$12,5000
Eric Cantor$10,0000

Top Stock Holders

PoliticianMinimum ValueMaximum ValueAverage Value
Michael McCaul$500,002$1,000,000$750,001
Joseph Kennedy$195,005$500,000$347,503
Dave Camp$63,007$245,000$154,004
James Renacci$66,003$165,000$115,502
Alan Lowenthal$50,001$100,000$75,001
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.