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Marketplace Fairness Coalition Opposes Sensenbrenner Bill

July 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Marketplace Fairness Coalition released the following statement today opposing Representative Jim Sensenbrenner's (R-WI) "No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016":

"After decades of discussions with Members of Congress regarding the problems created by the 1992 Supreme Court Quill decision, the Marketplace Fairness Coalition is very disappointed to see the introduction of the 'No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016' by Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). The Coalition strongly opposes H.R. 5893 as it codifies the unfair online sales tax loophole from Quill, disadvantaging thousands of local businesses across the country today. This legislation does not solve the persistent market distortion that is causing economic harm to both Main Street merchants and states across America but rather prolongs it by proposing an obsolete pre-Internet standard that is out of step with today’s marketplace. There is considerable bipartisan support to ensure bricks-and-mortar and online sellers operate on a level playing field. The longer Congress waits to vote on a real solution the greater the economic damage to our communities."