WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the House Judiciary Committee today acted to temporarily extend the Internet tax moratorium, House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) called on Democrats to demonstrate their commitment to strengthening America's digital economy by making the Internet tax ban permanent. Blunt issued the following statement today: "If Democrats think that extending the Internet tax moratorium for an additional four years is a good thing, then why not go the extra mile and make it permanent? This is the kind of commitment that our vibrant digital economy needs to stay strong. But it's not the kind of commitment we've seen from congressional Democrats - especially when it comes to keeping taxes low and our economic engine churning. "Before this bill reaches the floor, the majority should take down this burdensome tax once and for all, sending a strong message that America is the best place to do business in the world. Let's hope Democrats do the right thing and schedule a vote to permanently end Internet taxes." NOTE: Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed a temporary extension of the Internet tax moratorium, leaving the door open for the imposition of taxes later down the road. The Internet tax moratorium will expire on November 1, 2007.
SOURCE Office of the Republican Whip