On October 11, Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore) introduced a bill to promote neutrality, simplicity, and fairness in the taxation of digital goods and digital services (S.3581). The bill establishes a framework that would protect Americans from being charged duplicative and discriminatory taxes online. A sister bill, H.R.7058, was introduced in the House on October 12.
A similar bill (S.851/H.R.1643) was previously introduced in the 114th Congress by Senator Thune (R-S.D.) in the Senate and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) in the House. The House bill made it through four separate committees and a mark-up before being ordered to be amended in June of 2015. The Senate bill was read twice then referred to the Committee on Finance.