WASHINGTON – The DC Republican Party issued the following statement upon the reintroduction of the “No Taxation Without Representation Act” by Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX):

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the DC Republican Party held a “No Vote, No Tax” rally at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol. Members of the DC GOP were joined by Congressman Gohmert, who on the same day reintroduced his “No Taxation Without Representation Act.”

The Chairman of the DC Republican Party, José Cunningham, stated, “Congressman Gohmert recognizes the great wrong of taxation without representation in the District. While the District of Columbia Republican Party supports full voting rights for residents of Washington, DC, we wholeheartedly support the Congressman’s bill. We are extremely grateful the Congressman reintroduced his ‘No Taxation Without Representation Act.’ ”

Longtime DC Republican Party member, activist, and former candidate for District of Columbia Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, Nelson Rimensnyder, remarked, “While some might say this legislation would make us a territory, that is simply not true. What it would do is give us the no Federal tax status held by all U.S. territories. Puerto Rico, Guam and the other territories have Delegates to the Congress like DC, but they do not pay any Federal tax. It makes sense that the District of Columbia would receive the same treatment until we have full voting rights.”

Added DC GOP Executive Director, Patrick Mara, “A measure similar to this was introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) in at least two previous Congresses. These bills had significant bipartisan support. It is always a good thing when members of Congress choose to legislatively recognize the plight of Americans with residency in the District of Columbia.”

For further information or comments, contact Patrick Mara at (202) 276-5859 or Patrick.Mara@dcgop.com.

The DC Republican Party Central Committee is made up of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards who are nominated and elected to serve as members.

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