Statement from Menendez on PIPA

Statement from Menendez on PIPA

"On Tuesday evening, I reached out to my New Jersey constituents -- through Facebook and Twitter -- to tell them I heard their concerns about the PIPA bill loud and clear. I also said I wouldn't support a bill that did not maintain the freedom and character of the internet. I communicated their real concerns to our Senate leadership, and because of these concerns, said I would not support or vote for this bill.

"I'm pleased the Senate has listened to the voices and concerns of our constituents and that there will not be a vote on the PIPA bill. I am confident that we can address the critical issues of internet piracy and counterfeit products -- both of which are hurting our economy -- in a way that doesn't infringe on civil liberties and protects the free and open access to the internet."

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