Dear Member of Congress,
On behalf of the millions of members of our organizations, we strongly urge you to support the conference report to H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. While the bill’s primary subject matter pertains to trade, it also contains a critical pro-taxpayer provision that all Members of Congress should support – a permanent ban on Internet access taxes.
Since 1998, the federal government has prohibited states and localities from imposing such taxes. This has helped Americans from all backgrounds gain access to the Internet. The economic and educational benefits of this policy are vast and immeasurable. It is long past time for Congress to make permanent the ban on Internet access taxes.
We urge you to vote for H.R. 644 and oppose any procedural votes that would hinder the enactment of the permanent Internet tax moratorium.
Sincerely,Brandon Arnold, Executive Vice PresidentNational Taxpayers Union Phil Kerpen, PresidentAmerican Commitment Grover Norquist, PresidentAmericans for Tax Reform Andrew F. Quinlan, PresidentCenter for Freedom and Prosperity Wayne Crews, Vice President for PolicyCompetitive Enterprise Institute Jeffrey Mazzella, PresidentCenter for Individual Freedom Tom Schatz, PresidentCouncil for Citizens Against Government Waste Katie McAuliffe, Executive DirectorDigital Liberty Hance Haney, Senior FellowDiscovery Institute David Williams, PresidentTaxpayers Protection Alliance Tom Giovanetti, PresidentInstitute for Policy Innovation Seton Motley, PresidentLess Government Mike Wendy, PresidentMediaFreedom.org Andrew Moylan, Executive Director and Senior FellowR Street Institute David Williams, PresidentTaxpayers Protection Alliance Berin Szoka, PresidentTechFreedom Lisa Nelson, CEOThe Jeffersonian Project, An Affiliate of the American Legislative Exchange Council Joseph Bast, PresidentThe Heartland Institute