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House Proceeding 10-30-07 on Oct 30th, 2007 :: 0:29:13 to 0:34:02
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Loretta Sanchez

0:28:56 to 0:29:13( Edit History Discussion )

Loretta Sanchez: h.r. moratorium in sight, we passed the internet tax freedom act. this -- while the senate made some changes to h.r. 3678, this is a version i'm proud to support. it includes refining the

Lamar S. Smith

0:29:13 to 0:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: definition of internet access and most importantly providing a temporary expansion of the more tore up. it treats businesses fairly and keeps internet access affordable to consumers. i remind

Lamar S. Smith

0:29:13 to 0:34:02( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar S. Smith

Lamar S. Smith

0:29:29 to 0:29:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: lie colleagues on both side of the aisle that the current internet tax moratorium expires in the next 36 hours. i ask my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 3678, the interinternet tax freedom

Lamar S. Smith

0:29:42 to 0:29:50( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: amendments act. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. >> madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the

Lamar S. Smith

0:29:50 to 0:30:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: gentleman is recognized. >> madam speaker, i am please that had we are considering a bill to extend the internet tax moratorium another seven years. with only two da left, it's high time that

Lamar S. Smith

0:30:04 to 0:30:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: congress passes this important legislation and gets to the president's desk for his signature. two weeks ago the president passed h.r. 3678, a bill to extend the internet tax moratorium for four years.

Lamar S. Smith

0:30:19 to 0:30:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: i supported this legislation because it accomplished several things. it ensures that states do not tax internet access, including the acquisition of transmission capabilities. however, i was

Lamar S. Smith

0:30:37 to 0:30:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: disappointed that it did not permanently ban taxes on internet taxes on e commerce andhe house democratic leadership refused to allow a vote on perm nancy, even though 240 members are co-

Lamar S. Smith

0:30:51 to 0:31:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: sponsors of the legislation. we are taking a step in the right direction. this legislation extends the moratorium for seven years, almost double what the house approved only two weeks ago. the

Lamar S. Smith

0:31:04 to 0:31:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: senate amendments to h.r. 3678 also made several other important changes to the law. the senate extended the coverage of the moratorium to all email regardless of whether it was bundled with internet

Lamar S. Smith

0:31:16 to 0:31:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: access. with respect to the original grandfathered states, the senate added a new use it or lose it provision that says that if one of those states repeals or otherwise does not enforce

Lamar S. Smith

0:31:29 to 0:31:43( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: its tax on internet access it loses its grandfather protections. i think these are good changes to the original house passed bill, and i am happy to support them. by extending the ban on

Lamar S. Smith

0:31:43 to 0:31:57( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: internet access taxes for a longer period of time, we give businesses the certainty they need to spend billions of dollars to construct, maintain, and update the broadband internet infrastructure throughout

Lamar S. Smith

0:31:57 to 0:32:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: the country. this legislation will help keep the cost of internet access down so that a individuals can continue to use the great informational tool that is the internet. why i am disappointed

Lamar S. Smith

0:32:08 to 0:32:24( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: we are not making the ban permanent, which has wide support in the house, we are certainly moving in the right direction by passing h.r. 3678 today. hundreds of companies and groups, including

Lamar S. Smith

0:32:24 to 0:32:41( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: a.o.l., apple, at&t, comcast, ebay, electronic industries alliance, level three communications, the national association of manufacturers, national cable and telecommunications association, national taxpayers

Lamar S. Smith

0:32:41 to 0:32:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: union, sprint, nextel, t-mobile, u.s. chamber of commerce, u.s. telecom association, u.s. internet association, verizon, yahoo!, the goodness software alliance and the hispanic software and

Lamar S. Smith

0:32:53 to 0:33:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: telecommunications partnership, among many, many others, have called for a permanent ban on internet access taxes. while h.r. 3678 doesn't get us all the way to the goal line, it is a step

Lamar S. Smith

0:33:05 to 0:33:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: forward that will benefit the economy and the consumer. madam speaker, if we are going to have a healthy economy in america, if we are going to continue to create jobs, if we are going to

Lamar S. Smith

0:33:18 to 0:33:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: continue to enjoy a high standard of living, if we are going to continue to increase productivity, we have to do everything we can to encourage and help the high-tech industry. to that

Lamar S. Smith

0:33:31 to 0:33:39( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: end, i support h.r. 3678, though i still would like to see congress pass a permanent moratorium. and, madam speaker, i'll reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Lamar S. Smith

0:33:39 to 0:33:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: from texas reserves his time. the gentlewoman from california. ms. sanchez: madam speaker, i'd like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from california, a colleague of mine who is very

Lamar S. Smith

0:33:48 to 0:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: knowledgeable on this issue, ms. anna eshoo. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for three minutes. ms. eshoo: madam speaker, i'm rising in support of the

Loretta Sanchez

0:34:02 to 0:34:19( Edit History Discussion )

Loretta Sanchez: legislation that's before us. two weeks ago when the house brought legislation to the floor on internet taxation, i was only one of two that opposed it. i opposed it not because i

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