Steven Bercu

Amazon on Wednesday reiterated its call for federal legislation that would pave the way for states to begin requiring online sellers from out of state to remit sales taxes, urging members of the Senate Commerce Committee to rally behind the Marketplace Fairness Act. In his opening statement at a hearing considering the bill, Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president for global public policy, rattled off a litany of objections to the proposal that have been raised over the many years that the issue has been up for debate, offering an answer to each. Misener told lawmakers that the bill would

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