Every two years, the United States Congress recommences the numbering of all House and Senate bills back to one (1). Which means you can end up having two totally different bills with the same exact number.
Just as many cigar rights advocates were getting used to referencing US House Bill H.R. 1639 (112th Congress) – known as the “Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011″ – we now must re-focus our attention and energies to new US House Bill H.R. 792 (113th Congress) known as the “Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2013″. H.R. 792 is a new bill introduced by co-sponsors Bill Posey (Republican – Florida) and Kathy Castor (Democrat – Florida) on Friday, February 15, 2013. Continue reading