The way to “beat the bill” is for activists and consumers to “speak up,” Cruz added, encouraging them to post on Twitter with the hashtag #NoNetTax.
The bill is now in the House Judiciary Committee. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) predicted last month that the bill won’t pass the lower chamber.
Companies like Amazon support the bill while eBay opposes the measure.
“I strongly believe it creates an unfair tax burden for small online businesses,” eBay CEO John Donahoe said.