As you may be aware, one of the most important pieces of federal legislation for our industry is currently being proposed in DC. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (HR 117/S.362) will make permanent a federal excise tax of $2.70 per proof gallon. If this legislation is not passed, the federal excise tax will increase 400% to $13.50 per proof gallon. Members of Congress return to Washington DC on September 1st. Now is the perfect time for you to send a letter to your member of Congress and US Senators explaining the importance of passing the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.
Click here for a sample letter for you to use when contacting your member of Congress. We also ask you to send letters to both US Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Here is a list of addresses for the Texas federal delegation. You may use this website to help you find your member of Congress: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative.
TDSA also sent a separate letter to each member of Congress and US Senator urging the importance of this legislation. If you have any questions or concerns on how to contact your federal representative, please call Amber at 512-617-4523 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.