Rand Paul

Sen. Paul Under Pressure To Drop Opposition to Tax Treaties

Has blocked Senate action on treaties with Hungary, Switzerland, and Luxembourg

|

(Reuters)—Senator Rand Paul is coming under pressure from some multi-national businesses to drop his opposition to tax treaties between the United States and other nations.

Citing privacy concerns about Americans' tax data, Paul, a Republican and libertarian, has single-handedly blocked Senate action on treaties with Hungary, Switzerland and Luxembourg that have been signed by authorities on both sides, but have been awaiting Senate review since 2011.