Last week we reported on US House Bill H.R. 792 (113th Congress) which saw 4 new representatives sign on to join the cause. Since then, 6 more representatives have chosen to co-sponsor the bill – bringing the total number up to 27.
As of March 6th, the following 6 representatives have added their names to the list:
- Marsha Blackburn (R-TN, District 7)
- Morgan Griffith (R-VA, District 9)
- Dennis Ross (R-FL, District 15)
- George Holding (R-NC, District 13)
- Richard Nugent (R-FL, District 11)
- Harold “Hal” Rogers (R-KY, District 5)
Clearly more help is needed if we are to return to the success levels we had under previous US House Bill HR-1639. That being said, Leaf and Grape is urging every cigar enthusiast to let local government officials know we do not want “big brother” infringing on our freedoms of enjoying a premium cigar.
To let your voice be heard, click here to contact your local state representative and help protect premium cigars from FDA regulation.
For information on the renaming of HR-792 (previously known as HR-1639) – click here.
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