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Womack backs GOP's anti-Internet sales tax stance

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 22, 2014 at 4:46 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — A Republican congressman from Arkansas who has advocated for legislation that would limit tax-free shopping online says he agrees with his party adopting an anti-Internet sales tax stance and argues the two stances aren't in conflict.

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said he agrees the with state GOP adopting as part of its platform opposition to any sales tax imposed by the federal government. Delegates approved the stance at the state party's convention in Hot Springs on Saturday.

Womack is co-sponsor of legislation that would empower states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases.

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