WHEREAS, the Marketplace Fairness Act stands to empower states and units of local government with the authority to collect an estimated $23 billion annually in due tax revenue from remote online sales; and
WHEREAS, the original bi-partisan co-sponsors of the bill, Senator Mike Enzi, Senator Dick Durbin, and Senator Lamar Alexander, and their Senate staff have tirelessly advocated for the Marketplace Fairness Act and brought national attention to this cause; and
WHEREAS, these original co-sponsors have shepherded this bill from the drafting of its legislative language through committee consideration to the floor of the Senate; and
WHEREAS, the co-sponsors successfully guided this bill to Senate passage by building a coalition of diverse interests including businesses, national associations, and local governments and by garnering bi-partisan support as evidenced by the 69-27 vote,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The United States Conference of Mayors commends Senator Enzi, Senator Durbin, and Senator Alexander and thanks them for their efforts; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The United States Conference of Mayors urges the House of Representatives to take up and pass this legislation so as to conclude Congressional action on the Marketplace Fairness Act this year.
Projected Cost: None