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H.R. 767: Fair BEER Act

Bill Summary — Aug 25, 2016 8:20 p.m.

Every time you drink a beer, you pay extra because federal law adds an excise tax. In fact, an estimated 40 percent of beer’s cost is due to taxes, higher than for many other consumer products. A bill currently pending in Congress would eliminate that tax for more than 90 percent of distributors. And even for the biggest distributors like Budweiser and Miller, it would still significantly cut the tax for them too. Which would mean lower prices for ...

S. 807: Fair BEER Act

Bill Summary — Aug 25, 2016 8:20 p.m.

Every time you drink a beer, you pay extra because federal law adds an excise tax. In fact, an estimated 40 percent of beer’s cost is due to taxes, higher than for many other consumer products. A bill currently pending in Congress would eliminate that tax for more than 90 percent of distributors. And even for the biggest distributors like Budweiser and Miller, it would still significantly cut the tax for them too. Which would mean lower prices for ...

S. 2650: United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act

Bill Summary — Aug 25, 2016 7:53 p.m.

With 46 golds, 37 silvers, and 38 bronzes, the U.S. won by far the most Olympic medals in Brazil earlier this month. Americans cheered on to victory such home-country gold medal winners as swimmer Michael Phelps, swimmer Katie Ledecky, and gymnast Simone Biles. But now their Olympic medals are about to be taxed, unless a new bill in Congress stops the practice.

American athletes receive awards of $25,000 per gold medal, $15,000 per silver medal, and $10 ...

S. 678: English Language Unity Act of 2015

Bill Summary — Aug 16, 2016 8:05 a.m.

An estimated 21.1 percent of U.S. residents now speak a language other than English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s 63.2 million residents, approximately doubled since 1990 and tripled since 1980. Some members of Congress see this as a worrying sign or even a threat.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA4) and Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) are two such members. Together they’ve introduced H.R. 997 and S. 678, the English Language Unity ...

H.R. 997: English Language Unity Act of 2015

Bill Summary — Aug 16, 2016 8:05 a.m.

An estimated 21.1 percent of U.S. residents now speak a language other than English at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s 63.2 million residents, approximately doubled since 1990 and tripled since 1980. Some members of Congress see this as a worrying sign or even a threat.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA4) and Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) are two such members. Together they’ve introduced H.R. 997 and S. 678, the English Language Unity ...

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