House of Representatives

Cigar Exemption, FDA Predicate Date Change Approved by Appropriations Committee (Update)

Cigar smokers got two wins at today’s meeting of the House of Representations Committee on Appropriations. The committee met for a markup meeting, a process…

Subcommittee Passes Appropriations Bill With FDA Cigar Exemption (Update)

The House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture has passed a bill for the 2017 fiscal year appropriations bill. Included in it is language that exempts premium…

House Appropriations Committee Passes Legislation That Would Change FDA Regulation Date for Cigars

The cigar industry got one of its largest wins on a federal level in a while today when the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed the FY…

New House Bill Would Push Back Potential FDA Grandfather Date

There’s a new cigar-friendly bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, but it will only be useful if new rules by the U.S. Food &…

House Bill to Exempt Premium Cigars from FDA Control Returns in New Congress

There is a new Congress, and a new bill to exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Rep. Bill…

House Committee Releases Report on FDIC’s Involvement in Operation Choke Point

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released the latest chapter in the investigation into Operation Choke Point earlier today, a 20-page…

Rep. Boehner, McCarthy & Upton Ask FDA to Move Grandfather Date

Three of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives have requested the grandfather date used for the proposed regulations of tobacco products by…

House Committee Supports Premium Cigar Exemption in New Agriculture Bill

The House Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture Apprpriations bill, which included language in support of the premium cigar industry in the bill…

Weekly News (October 4, 2010)

This past week has been nothing but crazy. Only a few hours after posting the news for the week of September 28th, Dion Giolito of…