Washington, DC – WE R HERE Executive Director and tax fairness advocate Phil Bond today released the following statement regarding the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Internet Sales Tax proposals:

“Today, Members of Congress and witnesses before the Committee presented clear evidence that the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) is totally inconsistent with the principles that Chairman Goodlatte released last fall. In particular, it seems clear that the MFA is unfairly burdensome to small online retailers, and obviously would violate the Chairman’s notion of ‘no regulation without representation.’ WE R HERE thanks the witnesses who shared alternative proposals, and we look forward to our 12,000 members continuing their dialogue with members of Congress from both parties in the months ahead."

“The only viable conversation now, is a conversation about alternatives to MFA."

“WE R HERE will remain vigilant, and our member companies will continue to reach out to their Members of Congress reminding them of the importance of small online retailers to our nation’s economy, and to ensure that any legislation does not discriminate against small e-retailers in favor of Amazon and Walmart.”