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DMA Lauds House Judiciary Committee for Action on Internet Tax Moratorium
DMA Prefers Making Moratorium Permanent, But Encouraged by
House Move in Advance of Looming Deadline
Washington, DC, October 11, 2007 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) today commended Members of the House Judiciary Committee for passing H.R. 3678, the Internet Tax Freedom Amendment Act of 2007 in advance of the Internet Tax Moratorium’s November 1, 2007, expiration date. Sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), H.R. 3678 would extend the current Internet Tax Moratorium by another four years until 2011, rather than make it permanent.
Commenting on the House Judiciary Committee’s Wednesday afternoon vote, Steven K. Berry, DMA’s executive vice president for government affairs and corporate responsibility, said, “While DMA supported efforts by Congressman Bob Goodlatte of
DMA continues to review provisions of the legislation as passed by the full Committee yesterday. Various forms of legislation seeking to extend the moratorium or to make it permanent have received widespread, bipartisan support from members of both chambers of Congress as well as from the Bush Administration.
“DMA is thankful for the four-year extension,” said
About Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) (www.the-dma.org) is the leading global trade association for business and nonprofit organizations that use and support multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable and appropriate offers, and provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process. Founded in 1917, DMA today represents nearly 3,600 companies from dozens of vertical industries in the
In 2006, marketers — commercial and nonprofit — spent $166.5 billion on direct marketing in the
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