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Reps. Pettersen, Nickel, Sorensen Introduce Resolution Opposing National Sales Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representatives Brittany Pettersen (CO-07), Wiley Nickel (NC-13), and Eric Sorensen (IL-17) introduced a Congressional resolution opposing a proposed national sales tax on working families. The resolution, which was introduced in the Senate by Senators Jon Tester (MT) and Jacky Rosen (NV), comes in response to H.R. 25, legislation introduced by Republicans that would impose a new national sales tax and increase the price of all goods and services by 30 percent.

“The Republican national sales tax proposal would be devastating for families as it increases the burden on lower income folks, while benefiting only the wealthy,” said Rep. Pettersen. “I hear from Coloradans nearly every day who are struggling just to get by, so the last thing we should do is pass policy to hurt them and further increase the wealth gap—especially when gas prices are high, inflation is still up, and health care costs are astronomical. I’m proud to join Representatives Nickel and Sorensen to oppose this measure and I hope our other colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join us in defending hardworking Americans.”

“A 30 percent sales tax would be a disaster for working families and individuals in North Carolina who are already dealing with high gas prices, exorbitant housing costs, and rising costs of everyday goods and services,” said Rep. Nickel. “I’m proud to introduce this resolution with Congressman Sorensen and Congresswoman Pettersen, and encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to come together to pass a responsible tax cut that would benefit working families, grow the middle class, and make the ultra-wealthy and billion-dollar corporations pay their fair share.”

"A tax increase on gas, groceries, and other essential items would be disastrous for Illinois seniors and working families, who already are struggling to make ends meet," said Rep. Sorensen. "We should be working together to lower costs for families, not raising taxes on middle class families. I'm urging my colleagues to reject a tax increase that would only take more out of hardworking Illinoisans' paychecks." 

Full text of the resolution can be found HERE.