WE R HERE: SENATE SHOULD FOLLOW HOUSE LEAD ON ITFA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 15, 2014

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WE R HERE: SENATE SHOULD FOLLOW HOUSE LEAD ON ITFA

Washington, DC – WE R HERE Executive Director and tax fairness advocate Phil Bond today released the following statement after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted for the Internet Tax Freedom Act:

“Today the House of Representatives overwhelmingly took the side of American consumers and American innovation by voting to keep the Internet free from state and local taxes on Internet access. This amazing platform helps ensure informed consumers and citizens, innovation, jobs, government transparency, vibrant media, and so much more.

"Just as importantly, The House today resisted the call of some special interests behind the misnamed the Marketplace Fairness Act to link that dangerous proposal to this popular and important legislation. That special interest bill is anti-consumer, anti-innovation, anti-jobs, and anti-small business.

“WE R HERE strongly urges the Senate to follow the House’s lead, and quickly pass a permanent ITFA that promotes the access to the Internet and its many public benefits, and that they not use this critical bill as an opportunity to bypass regular order in an effort to sneak the Marketplace Fairness Act or any other legislation through Congress.”

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WE R HERE is a coalition comprised of small business retailers around the country who are using the Internet and are coming together to ensure government policies are enacted that create a fair marketplace for all types of retail businesses to thrive and innovation to prosper. WE R HERE gives small business online retailers a unified voice, demonstrating to government policy makers and opinion leaders the positive role of online small business retail in the 21st Century economy. The coalition effort mobilizes online retailers to work together to protect them from misguided and predatory laws and regulations that could kill jobs and undermine innovation.

 

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