John Boehner at 2012 CPAC conference.
An “Internet Sales Tax” is still far from imminent, despite being passed by a strong majority of the US Senate more than a year ago. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made his opposition to the measure clear this week in a written statement, published this morning by The Wall Street Journal.
“The speaker has made clear in the past he has significant concerns about the bill, and it won’t move forward this year,” said a Boehner spokesman.
Last year, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act on a 69-27 bipartisan vote. However, in the House, the bill met with more opposition, including pushback from two key Republicans: Speaker Boehner and Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).
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