Distributors Ask Congress “to Ignore Inflammatory Rhetoric” on HR 5034

The CARE Act, or HR 5034, has gotten a lot of flack over the past two weeks as wineries and other suppliers view it as an attempt by wholesalers to gain undue power over state alcohol regulations. The WSWA's Craig Wolf issued a statement today asking members of Congress "to ignore inflammatory rhetoric which falsely characterizes the plain language, intent and purpose of the legislation." He points to the recent letter signed by 40 state attorneys general asking Congress to "strongly support legislation that will bring to a stop the erosion of state alcohol laws by reinforcing the states' ability to regulate alcohol as it sees fit." He says the CARE Act is meant to do just that.

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