Letter on an amendment to the "The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007"
October 25, 2007
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region, strongly urges you to support an amendment offered by Sen. Sununu to S. 294, the "Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2007," permanently extending the Internet tax moratorium set to expire on November 1.
The evolution of the Internet has directly contributed to the growth of the U.S. economy; as Internet usage has grown, so has e-commerce. Everyday, millions of Americans are online making all sorts of transactions, from buying products to managing their banking accounts. By making permanent the Internet tax moratorium, Congress can be sure that this vital tool remains a key driver to continued economic growth in this country.
With the fast-approaching November 1 expiration, Congress must act to extend the current moratorium permanently, or consumers will be exposed to unnecessary and burdensome taxes on Internet access. The Chamber urges you to support the Internet tax moratorium amendment. The Chamber may consider votes—including cloture—on the Sununu amendment in our annual How They Voted scorecard.
R. Bruce Josten