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News and articles on alcohol-related legislative measures and political issue for the on-premise industry.

Donna Hood Crecca
Federal Funding for Interlocks — Bad Idea   July 14, 2010

Does $60 million in federal funding for research into in-vehicle ignition interlock devices sound like a good idea to you?More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Industry Issue: Federal Funding for Interlocks Moves Ahead   July 12, 2010

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the ROADS SAFE act, which calls for $60 million in funding over five years to research and develop in-vehicle blood alcohol detection and ignition interlock systems.More>>

Restaurant Group to Sen. Schumer: Alcohol Detectors Don’t Belong in All Cars   July 8, 2010

Today the American Beverage Institute criticized Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) for driving a movement to mandate alcohol detection devices in all cars.More>>

Capitol Hill Article
Industry Issues: Understanding the CARE Act   June 30, 2010

The CARE Act is a controversial issue for wholesalers, who want to reinforce the 21st Amendment and alcohol supplier trade associations, who denounce the Act.More>>

Sarah Longwell Article
Global Alcohol Police   June 28, 2010

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set its sights on your pint glass, deciding that alcohol is a critical global medical issue, and that combating alcohol abuse requires harsh new restrictions on even the most moderate of drinkers.More>>

Major Alcohol Supplier Trade Associations Oppose Wholesaler Monopoly Protection Bill (H.R. 5034)   June 23, 2010

All major alcohol supplier trade associations asked the U.S. House of Representatives not to support the wholesaler-crafted CARE Act (H.R. 5034).More>>

NABCA Voices Support for Congressional Action to Strengthen States Ability to Regulate Alcohol   June 11, 2010

The Board cited the need to protect the primary authority of the states to regulate beverage alcohol as their states' citizens deem necessary and as provided by the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution.More>>

Leading Distributors Provide Insight on Tackling the Three Tier System   June 3, 2010

A key session anchoring the 4th annual U.S. Drinks Conference will focus on the impact of consolidation in the distribution tier, including speakers representing the largest wholesaler companies in the American beverage alcohol business.More>>

Kentucky Distillers Warn Congress H.R. 5034 Could Destroy Bourbon Industry    May 24, 2010

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is urging strong opposition to wholesaler-crafted legislation that would significantly damage Kentucky’s signature Bourbon industry.More>>

National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealthcare Create Restaurant Health Care Alliance   May 24, 2010

New alliance to provide easier access to health care coverage and related products and services to nearly 1 million restaurant owners and 13 million restaurant employees.More>>

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