House Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on Remote Commerce

July 26, 2018 Kaitlyn Smethurst

On July 24, 2018, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine the recent Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair and its impact on consumers and small businesses. The question being debated - should Congress act? Eight witnesses testified as to their perspective on business impact and the wisdom of Congressional action. As you might imagine, opinions varied.

Congress has yet to take any action and it remains unclear whether this hearing represents an affirmative first step leading to a federal standard or just more discussion and debate. The Judiciary Committee has posted the hearing, along with information about all eight of the witnesses, which can be found here.


About the Author

Katie Smethurst is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos. Within Sovos’ Regulatory Counsel function, Katie focuses primarily on international and U.S. based indirect tax research and analysis. Katie is a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bars, earned her B.A. from Roger Williams University and earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

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