About the bill
Craft beer is surging in popularity, so how should the federal government tax it?
Craft beer is taking up an ever-larger percentage of the total beer production pie. Sales of craft beer increased 8% last year to $26.0 billion, now constituting a record 23.3% of the total U.S. beer market.
Craft beer is defined as a product made by a “small and independent brewer,” meaning annual production of less than 6 million barrels and owned less than 25% (or not at all) by a larger conglomerate. That includes such well-known companies as Yuengling and Gordon Biersch.
The industry’s taxes were cut in 2017 with the tax reform bill, but the provisions expire after two years, meaning this December. Members of both parties are now trying to make …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 15 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 13, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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350 Cosponsors (179 Democrats, 170 Republicans, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“problem solvers caucus continues to prove bipartisanship is possible in endorsements of key bills”
— Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23, 2013-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2019
Feb 13, 2019
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H.R. 1175 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1175. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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