Reflections on the FairTax Hearing
Committee on Ways and Means, July 26
Because of your incredible efforts and continued pressure, the FairTax legislation was the subject of a July 26 hearing before the House Committee on Ways and Means. Did you know that over 50,000 petitions and communications were sent to individual members of the House and the Committee? Thank You!
Congratulations to everyone involved in supporting FairTax for once again demonstrating how everyday citizens can and are making a difference! If you missed the hearing you can watch a video replay here. Many of you have asked how the FairTax panel was selected. The selection of witnesses is at the sole discretion of the Members of the Ways & Means Committee.
We want to express our appreciation to Congressman Camp for placing the FairTax on the committee’s hearing agenda, to Governor Huckabee for taking time from his busy schedule to fly to Washington and testify in support of the FairTax and to Congressman Rob Woodall for his sponsorship and continued dedication in seeing the FairTax become the law of the land. If you have not seen the Congressman’s floor speech to the U.S. House of Representatives, as the hearing was taking place, all we can say is, “Wow!” Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t say a special thanks to Dr. Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Dr. David G. Tuerck for their efforts in testifying in support of the FairTax.
With the hearing now behind us, our work continues. We have continued educating individual committee members and their staff by preparing and submitting testimony to:
- Correcting misinformation
- Clarifying areas of confusion
- Answering administrative detail
We always post copies of all testimony that Americans for Fair Taxation submits to Congress, as well as links to any other testimony about the FairTax to encourage its use in your individual campaigns to educate members of the U.S. House and Senate, Governors and other elected officials.
The following is the testimony of:
FairTax Grassroots Team