Unfortunately for vapers & millions of current and future smokers around the world #colebishop
(an amendment which would have changed the predicate date for vapor products) did not make it into the house budget bill. This is a hard fought battle that we lost, but the war is not yet over. We have many on going strategies that require your immediate attention!
FROM THE AMERICAN VAPING ASSOCIATION
: "We will continue to seek a permanent solution from Congress, but there is great need for immediate administrative action. HHS Secretary Tom Price must act to stop 99.9%+ of vapor products from being banned in August 2018."
TAKE ACTION NOW!
FROM BRIAN FOJITIK, REASON FOUNDATION
: "Passing legislation isnt easy. It usually takes a long time and multiple efforts that come up short. Its a marathon, not a sprint.
I encourage you all to harness and use your anger and frustration righteously toward continued efforts to change the predicate date, to move back FDA deadlines, to raise awareness of deceit and misrepresentations made by our political adversaries and to organize politically against elected officials and outside organizations fighting us, a scientific community that often misleads, and with the media. And use it to convert and encourage smokers to safer alternatives.
Chin up! Dont let them see you sweat! And be only more resolved than ever to continue this fight. We can and will win in the end.
FROM THE ARTICLE @ THEHILL.COM
"Democrats rejected Republican pressure to include 160 various riders that they deemed "poison pills."
Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.), the senior Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, hailed the deal as a triumph for his party.
"I am especially glad this agreement does not include a single penny for the construction of a misguided wall along our southern border," he said. "This bipartisan agreement eliminates more than 160 poison pill riders that would have been devastating for the environment, put restrictions on consumer financial protections and attacked the Affordable Care Act."