Durbin Announces Legislation to Level the Playing Field for Illinois Retailers

WASHINGTON, D.C.] – After receiving support from the largest online retailer in the United States – Amazon.com Inc – and Illinois-based Sears Roebuck and Co., U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representatives, John Conyers (D-MI) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced a bill to allow local Main Street retailers to compete more effectively against out-of-state internet sellers. The legislation is cosponsored by Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Jack Reed (D- RI) in the Senate and Representatives Heath Shuler (D-NC) in the House.

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