H.R. 767: Fair BEER Act

Introduced:

Feb 5, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Feb 5, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 5, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Steve Womack

Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2015
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform and reset the excise tax on beer, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

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 ...

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History

Feb 5, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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