John Linder

John Linder re-introduces the FairTax


On January 4, 2007, the first day of the new 110th Congress, Rep. John Linder [GA-7] introduced HR 25, the Fair Tax Act of 2007. Rep. Linder introduced the bill "to promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States."


In the 109th Congress, the Fair Tax Act of 2005 had 63 co-sponsors in the House and Senate, far more than any other tax reform bill. When the new Congress convened in the beginning of January, all the legislation of the past two years expired (with the exception of treaties), clearing the slates of co-sponsors as well, and a new legislative year began. Rep. Linder re-introduced the bill as he has done in each Congress since 1998, and it was immediately referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. By the end of the day on January 5, the FairTax bill already had 27 co-sponsors!


A week later six co-sponsors have been added, including two congressmen who had not previously sponsored the bill:  Rep. Timothy Walberg (MI-7) and Rep. Dennis Hastert (IL-14). We are proud to have the continued support of previous co-sponsors and elated to add new representatives to our ranks! If your representative was previously a co-sponsor, contact their office and remind them that you’re expecting to see their name return quickly to the co-sponsor list. If your representative has not yet co-sponsored, call and tell them why they should!


Check back to see the list of co-sponsors grow as we move toward passage of the Fair Tax Act!