Record Sixty Co-Sponsors for FairTax Bill (H.R. 25)
From Congressman John Linder:
I want to take a moment and share with you some very exciting news about the FairTax. I just received word that Representatives Darrell Issa (CA-49) and John Boozman (AR-03) have requested that their names be added to H.R. 25 as our two most recent co-sponsors. This means that in only the first four months of the 110th Congress, we have surpassed the billâ€™s highest number of co-sponsors with a total of 60.
The press release on his web site:
LINDER ANNOUNCES RECORD 60 CO-SPONSORS FOR FAIRTAX BILL
May 8th, 2007
Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Linder (GA-07) announced today that his revolutionary tax reform legislation, the FairTax, achieved 60 co-sponsors, which is a record number for H.R. 25.
â€œI am ecstatic, but I have to say, I am not terribly surprised. This has been the case all year. Grassroots support across the nation is motivating Members to call us up and ask for information on the FairTax, and when they read it they are always eager to put their name on the bill.â€
Congressman Linder pointed out that the FairTax is the most highly co-sponsored piece of tax reform legislation in U.S. House of Representatives. In fact, the Flat Tax, which is the only other serious piece of tax reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, falls far short of that number with only four.
â€œAgain, I am just not surprised. In fact, this past Saturday I traveled to Macon, Georgia, to speak to another FairTax training session. They had around 50 people come out for several hours, on a Saturday, to learn how they can better educate others on the FairTax. That is real passion, and it is real traction, and I think that is what you see reflected in this incredible list of co-sponsors.â€
Congressman Linder also expressed his appreciation to Representatives Darrell Issa (CA-49) and John Boozman (AR-03) for being the most recent cosponsors of H.R. 25, and for surpassing the billâ€™s highest number of co-sponsors in merely the first four months of the 110th Congress.