The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on legislation to force online retailers to charge sales taxes to customers, even as industry groups banded together to oppose the bill and others like it.

The hearing focused on the Marketplace Equity Act of 2011, co-sponsored by Rep.  Steve Womack, R-Ark., and Jackie Speier, D-Calif. The Senate has been considering the Marketplace Fairness Act, introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. (see Senators Introduce Online Sales Tax Bill).

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