Text: H.Res.1570 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/29/2010)

2d Session
H. RES. 1570

Supporting the preservation of internet entrepreneurs and small businesses.


July 29, 2010

Mr. Hodes (for himself, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Schrader, and Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


Supporting the preservation of internet entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    Whereas the United States enjoys a strong online retail market, which for the past decade has provided consumers in the United States the opportunity to purchase quality products and services at competitive prices;

    Whereas the open online marketplace has enabled a large number of small retailers and entrepreneurs across the United States to establish their businesses on various e-commerce platforms and therefore create jobs, increase consumer choice, create competition in the retail industry, and provide quality goods and services at reasonable and often discounted prices;

    Whereas any Federal legislation that would upset this open and fair environment and impose new onerous and burdensome tax collecting schemes on hundreds of thousands of small online retailers would not only adversely impact thousands of jobs and reduce consumer choice, but would also effectively put an end to the robust e-commerce marketplace that consumers in the United States currently enjoy; and

    Whereas at a time when national unemployment numbers are high and small businesses across the country are shutting their doors, Federal policy should promote and encourage the growth of small online entrepreneurs and recognize the benefits they provide to consumers across the United States: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should not impose any new burdensome or unfair tax collecting requirements on small online businesses, which would ultimately hurt the economy and consumers in the United States.