May
6

Sen. Ted Cruz Slams Internet Sales Tax Bill

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Ted Cruz On immigrationFreshman Sen. Ted Cruz, emerging as a leading voice of Capitol Hill conservatives, said Monday that it is “incomprehensible” that the Senate is close to passing a bill that would require booming Internet retailers to collect state sales taxes, warning that the move will kill jobs and hurt the economy.

Mr. Cruz, a Texas Republican and tea party favorite, called the Internet a “thriving ecosystem” that has allowed new businesses to “compete in the national marketplace in ways that would have been impossible 15 years ago, and it empowers consumer choice.

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Mar
26

Senate Vote-a-Rama

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Lcapitolast Friday, the Senate voted on dozens of amendments to their budget resolution before eventually (narrowly) passing the budget itself. This frenzy of amendments, known as a “vote-a-rama”, gave many Senators a chance to force their colleagues onto the record on many key issues that have not come up for a vote in the Senate in years.

Among the most important (and revealing) votes were on Medicare reform, internet sales taxes, ObamaCare repeal, carbon taxes, and Senator Rand Paul’s budget plan.

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