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H.R.1639 Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 25, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health

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  • 86% of users support H.R.1639

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    • Cigar Rights of America

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    • International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association

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      I know that the organization International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association supports H.R.1639
    • Cigar Association of Virginia

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    • Cigars International

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    • Famous Smoke Shop

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    • Hawaii Cigar Association

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    • Kauai Cigar Company

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    • The Humidour Cigar Shoppe

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    • American Dental Association

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    • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

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    • American Association for Cancer Research

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    • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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    • Oral Health America

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    • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

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    Highest Rated User Comments

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Fore! by Frank Seltzer | JR Cigars Blog - July 24, 2012 by F. Seltzer - In other legislative work, the IPCPR has announced two additional House sponsors to HR 1639 (which exempts premium cigars from the FDA's clutches). This brings the total to 210 (the original sponsor and 209 co-sponsors.

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      As noted by F. Seltzer on July 24, 2012, "In other legislative work, the IPCPR has announced two additional House sponsors to HR 1639 (which exempts premium cigars from the FDA&#39;s clutches). This brings the total to 210 (the original sponsor and 209 co-sponsors." (/url?q=http://blog.jrcigars.com/%3Fp%3D9558&sa=U&ei=3NIRUOSIG6PH6AHGqICQBg&ved=0CDsQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNHiN2EjlT46C73nMelLaWRWcK6r2w)
    • Fore! by Frank Seltzer | JR Cigars Blog - July 24, 2012 by F. Seltzer - In other legislative work, the IPCPR has announced two additional House sponsors to HR 1639 (which exempts premium cigars from the FDA's clutches). This brings the total to 210 (the original sponsor and 209 co-sponsors.

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      As noted by F. Seltzer on July 24, 2012, "In other legislative work, the IPCPR has announced two additional House sponsors to HR 1639 (which exempts premium cigars from the FDA&#39;s clutches). This brings the total to 210 (the original sponsor and 209 co-sponsors." (/url?q=http://blog.jrcigars.com/%3Fp%3D9558&sa=U&ei=CD8PUIPsHuOi2wWd_YDwAQ&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNGJV5uUbEiyAvzxH94QxHeBmdI7Vg)
    • H.R. 1639 Reaches 210 Cosponsors — TobaccoToday - July 21, 2012 by Lou Maiellano - Only Eight More to Reach a Majority. Washington, DC-With the addition of Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC-11) and Representative Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19), the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs ...

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      As noted by Lou Maiellano on July 21, 2012, "Only Eight More to Reach a Majority. Washington, DC-With the addition of Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC-11) and Representative Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19), the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs ..." (/url?q=http://www.tobaccotoday.info/2012/07/21/h-r-1639-reaches-210-cosponsors/&sa=U&ei=3NIRUOSIG6PH6AHGqICQBg&ved=0CBwQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNF8ezElTo9SFXXZu_nDk73C9gQm_w)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • PennDOT faces daunting task in issuing voter IDs; Full extent of Paterno's role in scandal still not known - July 21 letters to the editor - July 21, 2012 by LehighValleyLive.com - There are a few additional points to be made regarding the legislation pending in Congress, H.R. 1639/S.R. 1461, The Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act. The essence of the article is true — pending Food ...

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      As noted by LehighValleyLive.com on July 21, 2012, "There are a few additional points to be made regarding the legislation pending in Congress, H.R. 1639/S.R. 1461, The Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act. The essence of the article is true — pending Food ..." (http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/07/penndot_facing_daunting_task_i.html)
    • New Hybrid PAC Tells Congress to Have a Cigar - July 16, 2012 by NationalJournal.com - Puro PAC has contributed $2,000 to Republican Rep. Bill Posey of Florida, who is the main sponsor of H.R. 1639. The bill has 208 cosponsors and is sitting in the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee. Borysiewicz argues that premium cigars aren't .

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      As noted by NationalJournal.com on July 16, 2012, "Puro PAC has contributed $2,000 to Republican Rep. Bill Posey of Florida, who is the main sponsor of H.R. 1639. The bill has 208 cosponsors and is sitting in the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee. Borysiewicz argues that premium cigars aren't ." (http://influencealley.nationaljournal.com/2012/07/the-puro-pac-formed-in.php)
    • Cigar regulation is topic of Land letter - June 18, 2012 by BP News - The attempt to pass a bill, H.R. 1639, to exempt some cigars comes three years after enactment of legislation empowering the FDA to regulate tobacco products for the first time. The religious coalition, with the ERLC as a member, actively pursued passage .

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      As noted by BP News on June 18, 2012, "The attempt to pass a bill, H.R. 1639, to exempt some cigars comes three years after enactment of legislation empowering the FDA to regulate tobacco products for the first time. The religious coalition, with the ERLC as a member, actively pursued passage ." (http://bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38069)
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