Support Permanent Internet Tax Freedom – Vote “Yes” on H.R. 644

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. 


Brandon Arnold, Executive Vice President
National Taxpayers Union
Phil Kerpen, President
American Commitment
Grover Norquist, President
Americans for Tax Reform
Andrew F. Quinlan, President
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Wayne Crews, Vice President for Policy
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Jeffrey Mazzella, President
Center for Individual Freedom
Tom Schatz, President
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director
Digital Liberty
Hance Haney, Senior Fellow
Discovery Institute
David Williams, President
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Tom Giovanetti, President
Institute for Policy Innovation
Seton Motley, President
Less Government
Mike Wendy, President
Andrew Moylan, Executive Director and Senior Fellow
R Street Institute
David Williams, President
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Berin Szoka, President
Lisa Nelson, CEO
The Jeffersonian Project, An Affiliate of the American Legislative Exchange Council
Joseph Bast, President
The Heartland Institute