Tuesday, October 6, 2015

CROA : Thank you Senator Boozman!


Note From JAGG: Let's get a big JAGG Hell Yeah for Senator Boozman!! Makes me proud to be from Arkansas!!

Another U.S. Senator Tells the FDA To Stay Away From Premium Cigars

Senator John Boozman (R-AR)
Support in the United States Senate 
for S. 441 continues to grow. Today, we are pleased that Senator John Boozman (R-AR) signed onto S. 441 as a co-sponsor.

John Boozman (R-AR) is the 18th Member of the United States Senate who has signed on in support of S. 441 and has publicly signaled to the FDA that premium cigars are different and that they should be exempt from FDA regulatory authority.

Arkansas CRA member Bob Tyler of Little Rock, stated "on behalf of the premium cigar consumers of Arkansas we would like to thank Senator Boozman for his support of S. 441, which sends a clear message to the FDA that they have no business in Arkansas cigar shops."  

Tyler further stated that "this legislation is about protecting the artisan cigar market and those of us who are adult consumers who don't need the federal government dictating how we enjoy our passion for premium cigars."

Senator Boozman joins his fellow Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) as well as Congressman Steve Womack (R-AR) and Rick Crawford (R-AR) in support of an exemption.

We encourage you to contact the following Members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 662:
  • French Hill: Phone - 202.225.2506 - Email: Click Here
  • Bruce Westerman - Phone: 202.225.3772 Email: Click Here
CRA and the entire premium cigar industry would like to thank Senator Boozman for standing with the consumers and small businesses of the premium cigar industry.

For more information on S. 441, please click here.

H.R. 662 Update

Support in the United States House of Representatives for H.R. 662 continues to move forward in its call for a premium cigar exemption from FDA regulatory authority. 

As of today, H.R. 662 now has the support of 141 members of the House of Representatives.

CRA would like to thank the following members of the House of Representatives who signed on recently as co-sponsors to H.R. 662: 

For more information on H.R. 662, please click here.

Rep. Kurt Schrader
Rep. Mark Walker
Rep. Mike Bishop
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver
Rep. Charles Rangel
Rep. Bennie Thompson 

Rep. Diane Black
Steve Womack

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