Thursday, February 12, 2015

H.R. 662 & S. 441 - Take Action Now and Contact Your Members of Congress

February 12, 2015 

Take Action Now:

H.R. 662 & S. 441 Have Been Filed To Protect Your Ability to Enjoy Premium Cigars Without Federal Regulation
Its Time For You To Contact Your Member of Congress


On April 25, 2014, the FDA issued 241 pages of regulations that would change your passion for premium cigars, forever.  In response to these draconian proposed regulations, legislation has been filed in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate that will exempt premium cigars from regulatory authority by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

H.R. 662 and S. 441 were both introduced recently with bi-partisan support in both chambers.

In the House,  H.R. 442 now has 43 co-sponsors, and in the Senate, S. 441 was introduced with 10 original co-sponsors.

With the introduction of both of these bills, petitions are now live on CRA's website.

It is critical that you take action now, and contact your Members of Congress and respectfully ask that they support premium cigars, by co-sponsorsing H.R. 662 and S. 441.

To view and fill out the petition, please click here.

Cigar Rights of America would like to thank the following Members of Congress for supporting the premium cigar industry:

H.R. 662 Co-Sponsors

  • Rep. Posey [R-FL-8]
  • Rep. Castor [D-FL-14]
  • Rep. Sessions [R-TX-32]
  • Rep. Foxx [R-NC-5]
  • Rep. Calvert [R-CA-42]
  • Rep. Jolly [R-FL-13]
  • Rep. Buchanan [R-FL-16]
  • Rep. Westmoreland [R-GA-3]
  • Rep. Hunter [R-CA-50]
  • Rep. Clay [D-MO-1]
  • Rep. Brady [D-PA-1]
  • Rep. Graves [R-MO-6]
  • Rep. Ross [R-FL-15]
  • Rep. Pompeo [R-KS-4]
  • Rep. Murphy [R-PA-18]
  • Rep. Yoder [R-KS-3]
  • Rep. Murphy [D-FL-18]
  • Rep. Diaz-Balart [R-FL-25]
  • Rep. Cole [R-OK-4]
  • Rep. Grayson [D-FL-9]
  • Rep. Rogers [R-KY-5]
  • Rep. Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL-27
  • Rep. Cardenas [D-CA-29]
  • Rep. Wilson [D-FL-24]
  • Rep. Kelly [R-PA-3]
  • Rep. Collins [R-NY-27]
  • Rep. Royce [R-CA-39]
  • Rep. Hastings [D-FL-20]
  • Rep. Harris [R-MD-1]
  • Rep. Kinzinger [R-IL-16]
  • Rep. Griffith [R-VA-9]
  • Rep. Costa [D-CA-16]
  • Rep. Blackburn [R-TN-7]
  • Rep. Roskam [R-IL-6]
  • Rep. Walberg [R-MI-7]
  • Rep. Denham [R-CA-10]
  • Rep. Rokita [R-IN-4]
  • Rep. Duncan [R-SC-3]
  • Rep. Shuster [R-PA-9]
  • Rep. Holding [R-NC-13]
  • Rep. Issa [R-CA-49]
  • Rep. Pascrell [D-NJ-9]
  • Rep. Bilirakis [R-FL-12]

S. 441 Co-Sponsors

  • Senator Nelson [D-FL]
  • Senator Rubio [R-FL]
  • Senator Casey [D-PA]
  • Senator Toomey [R-PA]
  • Senator Gardner [R-CO]
  • Senator Heller [R-NV]
  • Senator Vitter [R-LA]
  • Senator Hirono [D-HI]
  • Senator Tester [D-MT]
  • Senator Menendez [D-NJ]
  • Senator Manchin [D-WV]

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