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2014-07-15 16:29:53

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), or ITFA, originally introduced by Reps. Robert Goodlatte (R-Virginia) and Anna Eshoo (D-California). The House measure is similar to the legislation introduced in the Senate (S. 1431) by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and John Thune (R-South Dakota). The following statement should be attributed to Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice...

2014-03-12 12:33:52

Momentum for Marketplace Fairness is Picking Up WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Council of Shopping Centers is calling for immediate Congressional action on legislation to create marketplace fairness after the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this morning on the Internet sales tax issue. "We applaud Chairman Goodlatte and the House Judiciary Committee for holding today's hearing," said Michael Kercheval, president and CEO of the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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