Articles Tagged with 'Government Affairs'

US Senate Passes Tax Bill, Approves Tax Breaks for Booze Makers

US Senate Passes Tax Bill, Approves Tax Breaks for Booze Makers

The United States Senate passed a sweeping tax reform bill early Saturday morning that includes a number of changes to the tax code and benefits alcohol producers. With a vote of 51-49 today, the Senate passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which is the largest tax overhaul in 31 years and includes the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA).

Proposed Senate Tax Bill Would Benefit Brewers

Proposed Senate Tax Bill Would Benefit Brewers

For the first time ever, beer excise tax reductions have been included in a comprehensive federal tax reform proposal. On Tuesday night, U.S. Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) released a “Chairman’s Mark” to the Senate GOP’s version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

FDA Offers Additional Guidance on Menu Labeling

FDA Offers Additional Guidance on Menu Labeling

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released its latest draft guidance for calorie-posting requirements on Tuesday, offering additional clarification for establishments in which alcoholic beverages are a regular part of menus.

North Carolina Guild Taps New Belgium Government Affairs Director as Exec Director

North Carolina Guild Taps New Belgium Government Affairs Director as Exec Director

The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild has hired Andrew Lemley as the organization’s new executive director. Lemley comes to the Guild from New Belgium Brewing Company, where he most recently served for the last four years as the Fort Collins-headquartered brewery’s government affairs representative.

The Majority of US Senators Now Endorse Beer Excise Tax Reform

The Majority of US Senators Now Endorse Beer Excise Tax Reform

A majority of U.S. senate members now support legislation that would reduce excise taxes on all brewers and importers. According to a press release jointly produced by six beverage lobbying groups, including the Beer Institute and the Brewers Association, 51 senators have co-sponsored Senate Bill 236, known as the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA).