This week, Congressman Rob Woodall's signature legislation, the FairTax, gathered two more co-sponsors: Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO). Senator Lugar signed on as a co-sponsor to S. 13, the "FairTax Act of 2011." Introduced by Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), S. 13 is the Senate version of H.R. 25, also called the "FairTax Act of 2011". Congressman Graves signed on to H.R. 25, the House-introduced version of the FairTax.
"I am pleased that Senator Lugar and Congressman Graves have committed to the FairTax," Woodall said. "The FairTax is the only tax reform proposal that offers Americans freedom from the large hand of government reaching into their paycheck each month. The bill would jump start economic growth and job creation more than any other piece of legislation in Congress could. Adding these two fine members to the FairTax's list of Congressional supporters is another indication of just how much national backing the FairTax actually has."
By co-sponsors, the FairTax is the most widely supported tax reform bill in Congress. The House-introduced version of the FairTax, H.R. 25, now has 62 co-sponsors. The Senate-introduced version of the FairTax (introduced by Senator Saxby Chambliss), S. 13, now has 7 co-sponsors.
"The FairTax has such extensive support in Congress because the American people have called on their representatives to get on board and to make this bill become a reality. As support grows, so does the FairTax's chances of becoming law. I encourage every American to learn about and support this important bill, and then take the next step and call on his or her Representative and Senators to add their names to it," Woodall said.