Senate Passage of Marketplace Fairness Act is Only First Step

Washington-National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence Anthony responds to the Senate passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act today:

"We applaud and thank the Senators who voted today in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. And while today's Senate victory is momentous, the fight is not over and our advocacy efforts to see this bill signed in law will continue. As we turn our sights to passage in the House of Representatives, we urge the House to bring this legislation to a quick vote.

"The widespread, bipartisan support in the Senate underscores the value and consequence of this piece of legislation. This bill is about fairness and equity; Marketplace Fairness will finally level the playing field between online and brick and mortal retailers.

"Marketplace Fairness is commonsense legislation that is neither a new tax nor a tax increase. Until it becomes law, we will continue to fight against efforts to frame it as such.

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