November 1, 2011
Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) issued the following statement in reaction to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 1002, the Wireless Tax Fairness Act.
I’m delighted that my colleagues in the House joined me in supporting the Wireless Tax Fairness Act. This bill is a common sense approach to tackling the rapidly increasing and discriminatory nature of local and state wireless service taxation. We need to encourage the development and adoption of wireless broadband, not tax it out of existence. My legislation simply places a five-year freeze on new taxes that are solely imposed on wireless services. I’m hopeful that the Senate will take up and pass Senators Wyden and Snowe’s companion measure, S 543, so we can get this on the President’s desk.