After some delay, the House of Representatives now has a companion bill to the Senate Bill released earlier this year to exempt premium cigars from regulation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill was introduced by Representatives Kathy Castor and Bill Posey.
H.R. 3982 joins Senate Bill S.438 introduced by Senator Marco Rubio in February at the start of Congress as bills calling for an exemption on premium cigars.
Every two years when a new Congress is in session, it becomes necessary to reintroduce previous pending bills in order the keep proposed legislation alive. This is the sixth Congress to which this bill has been presented. Bills introduced to the previous sessions of Congress include:
112th Congress (2011-2012): HR 1639 (221 Sponsors)
113th Congress (2013-2014): HR 792 (168 Sponsors)
114th Congress (2015-2016): HR 662 (170 Sponsors)
115th Congress (2017-2018): HR 564 (150 Sponsors)
116th Congress (2019-2020): HR. 1854 (85 Sponsors)
117th Congress (2021-2022): HR 3982
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