Rum Taxes

Under a tax rule that go back to 1917, the U.S. gives back the excise taxes that it collects on rum manufactured in the Virgin Islands and then sold in the U.S. This tax cover-over is utilized by the V.I. Government to finance its infrastructure such as roads, hospitals, and schools. Congress has to reauthorize the rate of taxes that are returned to the territory every two years.

My intention is to eliminate this two year requirement and move to make this permanent. I do not believe that we should have to go to Congress begging for something that we are already entitled to.