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Short Take: Senator McCain seeks phone tax cut

U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, introduced a bill today that would repeal the three percent federal tax on telephone use. The tax originally was passed to pay for Spanish American War and World War I expenses, and is now outdated, McCain said. The senator has pushed for repeal of the tax in previous sessions, but has not yet won passage for his bill.

U.S. Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, introduced a bill today that would repeal the three percent federal tax on telephone use. The tax originally was passed to pay for Spanish American War and World War I expenses, and is now outdated, McCain said. The senator has pushed for repeal of the tax in previous sessions, but has not yet won passage for his bill.