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Lawmakers Undecided On Next Step For SOPA/PIPA

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Late this week, popular websites, such as Wikipedia, WordPress and Reddit went dark to protest against anti-piracy legislation. The blackout got the attention of the public, and forced the Senate leader to scrap a planned vote over the bill. As the lobbying battle unfolds, lawmakers are being inundated with messages from voters who are concerned the law could censor content on the web.

But Del. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) says it's difficult to discuss the details.

"Well, we don't know what we're going to be voting on," he says. "They're going to be bringing up another bill and continuing."

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) says every lawmaker on Capitol Hill wants to address the problem of Internet piracy, but he says the current effort was just a bad option.

"I just think however well intentioned the legislation was to prevent a real problem from occurring, they've come up with a solution that complicates the problem," says Connolly.

The Senate was scheduled to vote on the piracy bill Tuesday when lawmakers return from their holiday recess, but the majority leader has scuttled that plan indefinitely as bill supporters look to tweak the controversial legislation.

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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

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