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S.1461 Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 01, 2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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  • 90% of users support S.1461

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Cigar Rights of America

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    • International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association

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    • Cigar Association of Virginia

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    • The Humidour Cigar Shoppe

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    • Cigars International

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    • Kauai Cigar Company

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    • Hawaii Cigar Association

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    • Famous Smoke Shop

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    • American Dental Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On October 21, 2011, by LobaAzul - First and foremost, the federal government and the FDA have clearly overreached their authority in many areas including in the issues of raw milk and electronic cigarettes. This out of control behavior is now reaching into the private, legal practices of adults and is abusive and tyrannical. The main purpose of government is not to protect us from ourselves but to protect our rights. Every day, the government is finding ways to restrict our rights and especially the right to make decisions for ourselves. Frankly, this is the activity of do-gooder control freaks who are trying to justify their jobs. Who are the nameless, un-elected, unauthorized bureaucrats who interfere in our choices? Do they smoke, drink alcohol, or eat junk food? Who do they think they are? Do they think they live in a free country?

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      As noted by LobaAzul, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 21, 2011, "First and foremost, the federal government and the FDA have clearly overreached their authority in many areas including in the issues of raw milk and electronic cigarettes. This out of control behavior is now reaching into the private, legal practices of adults and is abusive and tyrannical. The main purpose of government is not to protect us from ourselves but to protect our rights. Every day, the government is finding ways to restrict our rights and especially the right to make decisions for ourselves. Frankly, this is the activity of do-gooder control freaks who are trying to justify their jobs. Who are the nameless, un-elected, unauthorized bureaucrats who interfere in our choices? Do they smoke, drink alcohol, or eat junk food? Who do they think they are? Do they think they live in a free country?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • CRA Legislative Update - 'Operation Cigar Liberty' | Cigar Reviews ... - June 15, 2012 by Kevin - David Garofalo, of Two Guys Smoke Shop and the Cigar Association of New Hampshire, commended Senator Ayotte for joining S. 1461 as a co-sponsor. He stated, “Senator Ayotte may be relatively new to the U.S. Senate, ...

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      As noted by Kevin on June 15, 2012, "David Garofalo, of Two Guys Smoke Shop and the Cigar Association of New Hampshire, commended Senator Ayotte for joining S. 1461 as a co-sponsor. He stated, “Senator Ayotte may be relatively new to the U.S. Senate, ..." (/url?q=http://www.acigarsmoker.com/2012/06/15/cra-legislative-update-operation-cigar-liberty-continues-its-march-forward/&sa=U&ei=I4n2T4--IcKs2gXf8_yCBw&ved=0CDkQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNG2a0eyHqEP4MUy_13uWVIEPiNSjg)
    • 'Operation Cigar Liberty' Continues Its March Forward - June 15, 2012 by admin - U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire Joins S. 1461 as a Co-Sponsor. The bi-partisan coalition of twelve U.S. Senators from ten states is growing, as the joint effort to ward off the heavy hand of the federal government ...

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      As noted by admin on June 15, 2012, "U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire Joins S. 1461 as a Co-Sponsor. The bi-partisan coalition of twelve U.S. Senators from ten states is growing, as the joint effort to ward off the heavy hand of the federal government ..." (/url?q=http://www.thecigarstore.com/blog/operation-cigar-liberty-continues-its-march-forward/&sa=U&ei=I4n2T4--IcKs2gXf8_yCBw&ved=0CDQQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNHB405g1H-JhQ6W_QaxNK3XSlCtvQ)
    • CRA Update: 'Operation Cigar Liberty' Continues Its March Forward ... - June 15, 2012 by David - U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire Joins S. 1461 as a Co-Sponsor. The bi-partisan coalition of twelve U.S. Senators from ten states is growing, as the joint effort to ward off the heavy hand of the federal government ...

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      As noted by David on June 15, 2012, "U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire Joins S. 1461 as a Co-Sponsor. The bi-partisan coalition of twelve U.S. Senators from ten states is growing, as the joint effort to ward off the heavy hand of the federal government ..." (/url?q=http://www.thecigarnut.com/cra-update-%25E2%2580%2598operation-cigar-liberty%25E2%2580%2599-continues-its-march-forward/&sa=U&ei=I4n2T4--IcKs2gXf8_yCBw&ved=0CC8QmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNHFnaclMGfacA9QBLbL76YNudDLDA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Turner ponders high school - June 13, 2012 by Beloit Daily News - McCarthy said 216 of Turner’s 1,461 students, or 14.8 percent of students, are open enrolled into the Turner district. “As our student population has increased, we can offer more opportunities to students,” he said. If Turner was to expand ...

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      As noted by Beloit Daily News on June 13, 2012, "McCarthy said 216 of Turner’s 1,461 students, or 14.8 percent of students, are open enrolled into the Turner district. “As our student population has increased, we can offer more opportunities to students,” he said. If Turner was to expand ..." (http://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/turner-ponders-high-school/article_543547fc-b567-11e1-9d4d-001a4bcf887a.html)
    • Lawmakers Get Behind Bills to Protect Premium Cigars - May 31, 2012 by CSNews Online - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two federal bills aimed at stopping the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from regulating premium cigars like cigarettes is gaining support in Congress. H.R. 1639 in the U.S. House of Representatives now has 190 co-sponsors ...

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      As noted by CSNews Online on May 31, 2012, "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two federal bills aimed at stopping the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from regulating premium cigars like cigarettes is gaining support in Congress. H.R. 1639 in the U.S. House of Representatives now has 190 co-sponsors ..." (http://www.csnews.com/top-story-lawmakers_get_behind_bills_to_protect_premium_cigars-61223.html)
    • Best Cigar Prices Discusses H.R. 1639 and S. 1461 - May 17, 2012 by Yahoo Finance - DRUMS, Pa., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H.R. 1639 and S. 1461 are an effort to protect the cigar industry from unfair and unwarranted regulation by the US Food and Drug Administration. Both H.R. 1639 and S. 1461 reiterate the points that the ...

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      As noted by Yahoo Finance on May 17, 2012, "DRUMS, Pa., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- H.R. 1639 and S. 1461 are an effort to protect the cigar industry from unfair and unwarranted regulation by the US Food and Drug Administration. Both H.R. 1639 and S. 1461 reiterate the points that the ..." (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-cigar-prices-discusses-h-130000895.html)
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