H.R. 1639 (112th): Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the Food and Drug Administration's jurisdiction over certain tobacco products, and to protect jobs and small businesses involved in the sale, manufacturing and distribution of traditional and premium cigars.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Apr 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bill Posey

Representative for Florida's 15th congressional district



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Apr 15, 2011

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