House of Representatives

New House Bill Introduced to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Regulation

Over three months after a bill was first reintroduced in the Senate, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would…

Bill Introduced in Congress Would Ban Internet Cigar & E-Cigarette Sales, Flavored Tobacco

A new bill introduced in Congress would drastically change the U.S. federal government’s laws regarding tobacco products, most notably, banning the sale of cigars online…

33 Congressmen Urge OMB to Delay Warning Label Requirement, ANPRM Deadline to September

Last week, 33 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to…

Premium Cigar Exemption, Predicate Date Change Included in FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Congress will once again take up the issue of whether to reverse or modify regulations from premium cigars, though this time the strategy is a…

Why The Government Spending Bill Is Important to Cigars, An Explainer

Omnibus. Continuing Resolutions. Agriculture Bill. DACA. Freedom Caucus. Those things are all important to cigars. It’s the end of the year and as has become…

Eight Things: What the House Omnibus Bill Means for FDA Cigar Regulation

Well, nothing yet. Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an omnibus, a singular spending bill that contains a variety of spending bills that fund…

House Passes Omnibus With FDA Cigar Exemption

And now for some good news from Washington D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive spending bill that includes language that would exempt…

House Subcommittee Passes Agriculture Bill With FDA Premium Cigar Exemption

The 2017 efforts to exempt premium cigars from FDA regulation have taken another step in Congress. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on…

FDA Grandfather Language Passes House Subcommittee

A measure to change the grandfather date of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations from Feb. 15, 2007 to Aug. 8, 2016…

Bill to Change FDA Grandfather Date Reintroduced in Congress

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., have introduced the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act in the 115th congress. The bill is actually a bit…

Cigar Exemption Not Included in Congressional Funding Bill (Update)

The text of a proposed bill that would fund the U.S. government through next spring has been released, signaling the end of any hope that…