Text: H.Res.95 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H. Res. 95 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
H. RES. 95

    Supporting the preservation of Internet entrepreneurs and small 



                           February 16, 2011

   Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California (for himself, Mr. Heller, Mr. 
 Sensenbrenner, Mr. Matheson, Mrs. Capito, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Chabot, 
 Mr. King of New York, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Paul, 
Mr. West, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Thompson 
  of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Reed) submitted the following resolution; 
          which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary



    Supporting the preservation of Internet entrepreneurs and small 

Whereas the United States enjoys a strong online retail market, which for the 
        past decade has provided United States consumers the opportunity to 
        purchase quality products and services at competitive prices;
Whereas the open online marketplace has enabled a large number of small 
        retailers and entrepreneurs across the Nation to establish and 
        strengthen their businesses on various e-commerce platforms and 
        therefore protect and create jobs, increase consumer choice, create 
        competition in the retail industry, and provide quality goods and 
        services at reasonable and often discounted prices;
Whereas any Federal legislation that would upset this open and fair environment 
        and allow State governments to impose new onerous and burdensome sales 
        tax collecting schemes on Internet-enabled small businesses that do not 
        even reside in their State would adversely impact hundreds of thousands 
        of jobs, reduce consumer choice, and impede the growth and development 
        of interstate commerce; and
Whereas at a time when national unemployment numbers are high and businesses 
        across the Nation are struggling to keep their doors open, Federal 
        policy should promote pro-growth and pro-business policies instead of 
        enacting legislation that extracts additional taxes from the Nation's 
        Internet-enabled businesses: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that 
Congress should not enact any legislation that would grant State 
governments the authority to impose any new burdensome or unfair tax 
collecting requirements on small online businesses and entrepreneurs, 
which would ultimately hurt the economy and consumers in the United