A large coalition of business groups voiced support for the legislation. The current rules give online retailers "a perceived price advantage of up to 10 percent, a competitive edge that results in government policy picking winners and losers in the free market," the Retail Industry Leaders Association, representing 200 large retailers, said in a statement.
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