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Daines: We Must Remain United in Fight Against Internet Tax

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Steve Daines today applauded Montana Attorney General Tim Fox for joining in the fight against the "Marketplace Fairness Act," pledging his continued commitment to blocking efforts in Congress to implement the "internet tax."

Today, Fox announced his intentions to form a bipartisan multi-state coalition with other sales tax-free states in order to formally investigate the constitutionality of the "Marketplace Fairness Act," a proposal that would require businesses conducting online sales to collect sales tax on behalf of 9,600 other cities and states.

"As a vocal opponent to the internet tax, I applaud Attorney General Fox's efforts to bring to light the constitutional overreach of this proposal and the harms that it would bring to Montana's small businesses," Daines stated. "This bill would fundamentally change how online purchases are taxed and impose new costs and regulatory burdens that would severely undermine many small businesses in our state. I strongly support our Attorney General's investigation of this proposal and remain committed to fighting against the internet tax."

Daines has been outspoken in his opposition to the "Marketplace Fairness Act" since its introduction and passage in the U.S. Senate. He has spoken on the House floor numerous times to call on the House of Representatives to block this proposal and recently held a Twitter town hall to address some of the myths and concerns about the internet tax.

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