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Senators Klobuchar & Franken Support E-Fairness

Marketplace Fairness Test Vote Today on Senate Floor

Yesterday the U.S. Senate began discussing amending the Marketplace Fairness Act (e-fairness) to a federal budget bill. Both Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken spoke in favor of the amendment, mentioning several Minnesota Retailers Association (MnRA) members including Creative Kidstuff, the Uff-Da Shop, Target, Best Buy, and Thrifty White Pharmacy.

As of the time of this post, the U.S. Senate had just begun voting on various amendments, and the status of the Marketplace Fairness Act amendment was not yet determined.  It is anticipated that amendments would be voted on until as late as midnight Friday.

The effort to add the Marketplace Fairness Act to the federal budget proposal is important because it provides a look at the status of potential votes on the measure.  If enough Senators vote in favor on the amendment, it signals there may be sufficient support to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Click here to read Senator Klobuchar's press release highlighting comments on the Marketplace Fairness Act.     

Click here to read a press release from Senator Franken's office relative to yesterday's comments.

Click here to read a National Retail Federation article on today's vote.  

Thank you to the many MnRA members who responded to Thursday's Retail Action Alert requesting outreach to Senators Klobuchar and Franken.  Your voice makes a difference!.

MnRA supports the federal Marketplace Fairness Act.

About the Author

Rochelle Westlund

Rochelle Westlund is Director of Government Relations with the Minnesota Retailers Association.

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