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May 21, 2010

Co-Sponsorship of Excise Tax Reform Legislation Increases 42 percent following NSSF Congressional Fly-In


Since the NSSF Congressional Fly, held less than a month ago, the number of co-sponsors of the firearms and ammunition excise tax reform legislation (S. 632) has increased 42 percent.  The latest senator to co-sponsor this pro-business, pro-conservation and bi-partisan legislation is Jim Risch (R-ID). He joins the ranks of Sens. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Roger F. Wicker (R-MS), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), John McCain (R-Ariz), Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn), Tom Coburn (R-OK) and James Inhofe (R-OK), all of whom came on as co-sponsors following the Fly-In.  

The total number of sponsors / co-sponsors and those who have agreed to co-sponsor S. 632 is now 27.  Companion legislation (HR 510) in the House has 116 co-sponsors, with Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) coming on yesterday.  

Learn more about the Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Reform Legislation.