I wrote to F. Allen Boyd FL-02 and here is his reply:
Dear Mr. Mathews:
Thank you for contacting me regarding your continued interest in the H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
I believe it is necessary to gather information from a wide variety of sources before making a decision to support a legislative proposal. The supporters and opponents of H.R. 25 should be given a full hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax legislation.
In addition, these hearings would result in the bill being examined by the economists of the Joint Tax Committee to determine how much revenue the bill would raise. H.R. 25 has massive implications for our economy as it would shift revenue streams from an income tax to a sales tax. A series of comprehensive hearings regarding the impact of this legislation and a score by the Joint Tax Committee to determine how much revenue the bill generates would be extremely helpful in order to evaluate this legislation particularly during these economic times.
Thank you again for writing. Please continue to keep me informed regarding any other issue on which I can be of assistance. Additionally, I encourage you to visit my website www.house.gov/boyd for further topical issues and information.
F. Allen Boyd, Jr.
Member of Congress
From his web page I located this:
For the past 12 years, Congressman Boyd has been a leader of Congress’ Blue Dog Coalition, a group of 51 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives who advocate fiscal responsibility in the federal budgeting process. The Blue Dogs are centrist legislators working to forge middle of the road, bipartisan answers to the current challenges facing the country. Over the years, the Blue Dog Coalition has been called upon to lead the House to a comprehensive fiscal policy anchored in federal debt reduction for America and tax relief for all citizens. Boyd was instrumental in the successful efforts by Congress to reach the historic 1997 balanced budget agreement, and as the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration in the 110th Congress, Boyd led the Blue Dog charge for the return to pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules in the House.