Friday, January 09, 2015

PITFA Introduced in the House

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Chairman Tom Marino (R-Pa.), Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), and Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) have introduced H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA). Last Congress, the House of Representatives passed PITFA by voice vote.

While the Congress extended the Internet tax moratorium last year, a permanent ban on should Internet access taxes should be adopted. The introduction of H.R. 235 is a good first step.

This is a piece of legislation that will be good for the economy that should be accomplished on a bipartisan basis.