Joe Biden

Biden Nominates Robert Califf as Next FDA Commissioner

Confirming speculation that began to surface in mid-October, today President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Califf to be the new commissioner of the U.S. Food &…

$96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hike Removed from Build Back Better Act Draft

The most recent version of the $1.75 trillion reconciliation bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, does not include an increase on taxes for…

PCA Sends Letter to White House Objecting to Proposed $96 Billion Tobacco Tax Hikes

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has sent a letter to the White House objecting to the tobacco taxes included in the Build Back Better Act,…

Ten Questions for 2021

There are less than a dozen hours of the year—the year—remaining. As I’ve done at this point of each year for over a decade, it’s…

Biden Picks Xavier Becerra to Head HHS

President-elect Joe Biden has picked Xavier Becerra, currently the attorney general of California, as his nominee to be the secretary of the Department of Health…

What the Election Results Mean for Cigar Smokers: 2020 Edition

Barring some very on-brand 2020 curveballs, Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. As I did the last time I published…

CRA/IPCPR set to meet with Vice President Biden Today

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) announced that representatives from their organization and Cigar Rights of America (CRA) would be meeting with…