U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) is co-sponsoring the Marketplace Fairness Act (s.1832) that he says would give state and local governments the ability to collect sales tax on out-of-state, catalog and online sales.

Enzi says no state would be forced to collect the sales tax, but would have the authority to make this decision if they so choose. Enzi says the bill would not tax the internet or internet services, does not raise taxes but it would close a sales tax loophole that puts local and main street retailers at a disadvantage. Enzi, along with Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN),  filed the bill as an amendment to S. 2337, the Small Business Jobs and Tax now being considered on the Senate floor. Enzi says majority leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has blocked most amendments from being considered.