Richard Blumenthal

Sen. Durbin Files Tobacco Tax Equity Act

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced the Tobacco Tax Equity Act Of 2019, through which he seeks to establish the first federal tax on e-cigarettes,…

21 Senators Send Letter Urging FDA to Ban Flavored Tobacco, Menthol

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would seek a ban on flavored tobacco—including flavored cigars—and menthol in tobacco products…

Senators Introduce Bill to Raise American Smoking Age to 21

Eleven Senators have introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in the United States. The Tobacco…

Bill to Achieve Federal Tobacco Tax Equity Introduced in Senate

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to achieve tax parity among all tobacco products, which would mean an increase in…

Senators Push for Quicker Action on Proposed FDA Regulations

Yesterday, 11 Democratic senators sent a letter to Shaun Donovan, the director of White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pushing for a quick decision…

Weekly News (May 18, 2015)

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Sen. Blumenthal Wants New FDA Tobacco Regulations By End of Summer

As the cigar industry awaits FDA’s new guidelines for the regulation of the products they make, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wants to put a timeline…

New Federal Tax on Cigars Proposed

Earlier today, four Senators announced the Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act (TTERA), which they claim will help combat the illegal tobacco trade and discourage…

Four U.S. Senators Propose Tobacco Tax Changes

Four U.S Senators, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) have introduced a piece of legislation that seeks to close loopholes in the tax code that have…