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June 10, 2021

Today, Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR), Rep. Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Sen. Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen. Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act, legislation that provides an additional $60 billion for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The RRF provides grants to restaurants, bars and distilleries with tasting rooms that depend on on-site sales as well as other hospitality businesses. “The hospitality industry has […]

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June 10, 2021

 PRESS STATEMENT 113 U.S. and EU Organizations Urge EU and U.S. to Lift Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Unrelated to Transatlantic Trade Disputes Lifting Tariffs Will Help Both Economies Recover From the COVID-19 Pandemic In advance of the upcoming EU-U.S. summit in Brussels, the undersigned 113 organizations reiterate our call for the permanent removal of tariffs […]

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June 09, 2021

Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition Sends Letter to President Biden in Advance of G-7 Urging Tariff Resolution as Part of U.S.-UK Bilateral Meeting WASHINGTON – The Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition , 50 associations representing the entire three-tier chain of the U.S. alcohol industry, sent a  letter today to President Biden urging that he and Prime Minister Boris Johnson hammer out a deal to […]

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June 08, 2021

The Colorado Legislature today passed HB 1027 , a measure to extend cocktails to-go from distillery pubs, restaurants and bars until July 1, 2025. The bill now heads to Governor Jared Polis’ desk for signature. “Cocktails to-go have proved to be a vital economic lifeline for hospitality businesses across the state, and now, Coloradans are one step […]

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June 02, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker today signed SB104 extending cocktails to-go until January 1, 2024.  The bill includes mixed beverages in sealed, tamper-evident containers as well as manufacturer-sealed containers. “The pandemic has devastated Illinois’ hospitality businesses, and it will take years for them to fully recover,” said Kristi Brown, Distilled Spirits Council […]

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June 02, 2021

Expanding the sale of ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails to additional retail outlets permitted to sell beverage alcohol could result in more than $184 million in tax revenue for Pennsylvania, according to a new analysis released today by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). Currently, spirits-based RTDs must be sold through Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board […]

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June 02, 2021

Appoints Dr. Atira Charles, Moët Hennessy and Victoria Russell, Beam Suntory as Chair and Vice Chair The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced today that it has formed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee chaired by Dr. Atira Charles, Head of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Moët Hennessy North America. Victoria Russell, […]

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