WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.

“A free and open internet, protected from the threat of government taxation, is critical to growing a healthy American economy,” Scalise said. “This legislation makes sure that hard-working families and small businesses continue to have access to this powerful tool, without the burden of additional taxes being imposed on them.”