The Leader Board

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Thursday regarding the compromise reached to extend the Internet tax moratorium for an additional seven years --- three years longer than the House-passed bill:

"This agreement is simple: it protects American consumers from a stealth tax hike.  This proposal extends the ban on Internet access taxes for an additional seven years, nearly twice as long as the proposal that passed the House. 

"I believe this deal was only possible because Sen. Sununu and others were so forceful in pushing for a permanent ban. While I was pleased to help move this legislation, the job's not done yet – we must continue our fight to permanently ban taxes on Internet access.  But this is a good first step, and now the House must take up our bill and send it to the President for his signature before the current moratorium expires on November 1st."