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(Washington) – Today Congressman John B. Larson released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, aimed at allowing Connecticut and other states to collect sales tax from out of state online retailers:

"Today the Senate showed its support for small business in our nation. The Senate passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act shows both sides of the aisle can agree that equality among our businesses is crucial in our current recovery. This act would also strengthen the ability of states like Connecticut to collect revenue it should already be receiving. The House should begin work on this important legislation to ensure that all our businesses are on an even playing field."