NCSL Thanks Senators for Passing Marketplace Fairness Act
Next Step, House of Representatives
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) thanks the senators who voted today in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. With strong bipartisan support, the bill passed 69 to 27. NCSL urges the U.S. House of Representatives to follow suit and send this important legislation to President Obama’s desk for him to sign into law.
“Today’s vote is an indication that senators listened to their state legislators, mayors, governors and other state and local officials. We have been urging Congress to pass this critical legislation for over a decade, and I’m gratified by the big step we have taken today in the U.S. Senate,” said NCSL Executive Director William T. Pound. “With the president ready to sign the bill, our next and final step will be passing the Marketplace Fairness Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. Given the strong bipartisan support for the bill, I’m optimistic we can keep this momentum going and pass the bill in the House.” More