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These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX
  • GASOLINE TAX
  • BEER TAX
Winning Issue » BEER TAX


Our 1990 Congress reclassified beer as a “luxury” item and doubled the excise tax on this popular beverage. Taxes are now the single most expensive ingredient in beer, making up more than half its cost. Critics say middle and lower-income Americans, who comprise the vast majority of our nation's 90 million beer drinkers, cannot afford this tax on one of their few “luxuries.” They claim these Americans are already amongst our most heavily taxed. Studies have found that households with annual incomes of less than $50,000 pay more than half of all beer taxes. Some are against reducing beer taxes or the cost of beer. They claim studies have shown that when beer prices increase by 1%, traffic fatalities drop by 1%. Industry advocates claim other studies show little correlation between the cost of alcoholic beverages and the rate of traffic accidents. In 2005, total taxes levied on the production, distribution and sale of beer amounted to $32 billion.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.767 - Fair BEER Act




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current beer tax policy and wish to defeat H.R.767 - Fair BEER Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support amending the excise tax on all beer brewed or produced, and removed for consumption or sale, within the United States, or imported into the United States during the calendar year. Such tax shall be:`(1) $0 on so much of such beer as does not exceed 7,143 barrels; (2) $3.50 per barrel on so much of such beer as exceeds 7,143 barrels but does not exceed 60,000 barrels; (3) $16 per barrel on so much of such beer as exceeds 60,000 barrels but does not exceed 2,000,000 barrels; (4) $18 per barrel on so much of such beer as exceeds 2,000,000 barrels, and wish to pass H.R.767 - Fair BEER Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) and/or Rep. Steve Womack (AR), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support amending the excise tax on all beer brewed or produced, and removed for consumption or sale, within the United States, or imported into the United States during the calendar year. Such tax shall be:`(1) $0 on so much of such beer as does not exceed 7,143 barrels; (2) $3.50 per barrel on so much of such beer as exceeds 7,143 barrels but does not exceed 60,000 barrels; (3) $16 per barrel on so much of such beer as exceeds 60,000 barrels but does not exceed 2,000,000 barrels; (4) $18 per barrel on so much of such beer as exceeds 2,000,000 barrels, and wish to pass H.R.767 - Fair BEER Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) and/or Rep. Steve Womack (AR), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
March 26, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
April 8, 2020
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April 2, 2020


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