November 18, 2010—COICA unanimously passes the Senate Judiciary Committee for a Senate floor vote. Senator Ron Wyden places a hold on the legislation, preventing it from receiving a floor vote and effectively killing the bill.
December 15—SOPA underwent the markup process by the House Judiciary Committee, which allowed committee members to debate and alter the legislation. 20 amendments were rejected, including an amendment by Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) to limit the scope of the bill. The committee adjourned and will continue to debate the bill after winter recess.