U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has been named by The Beer Institute as one of the Beer Institute’s “2019 Beer Champions.” The Senator was selected for her leadership in championing policies that provide tax relief for all brewers and beer importers and encouraged free trade.
Sen. Shaheen cosponsored the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 362) to provide permanent excise tax relief to America’s brewers and beer importers, ensuring they have the resources to reinvest in their businesses, hire new employees and continue to innovate and create America’s favorite beers. Sen. Shaheen also cosponsored the Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (S. 1953) to allow more oversight and investigation into the aluminum market, providing transparency and stability brewers need to can their beer for consumers.
“America’s brewers and importers are pleased to honor Senator Shaheen. Her tireless effort to build support for policies enable our nation’s breweries and beer importers to continue to innovate, hire more employees and contribute $328 billion to our nation’s economy,” said Jim McGreevy, President and CEO of the Beer Institute. “I look forward to continuing to work with her on issues that will allow brewers and beer importers of all sizes to brew America’s favorite alcohol beverage – beer.”
“Brewers have had a longstanding role in New Hampshire’s economy and hold a special place in our state’s culture. We are very proud of the quality beers being produced in our state and the hardworking Granite Staters employed in this industry,” said Sen. Shaheen. “That’s why I’ve opposed combative trade policies that drive up costs for brewers and put jobs at risk, and why I’ve prioritized legislation that would reform our tax code to help them grow their businesses and expand their workforce. I’ll continue to work across the aisle on common-sense measures that support our brewing industry in New Hampshire and across the country.”
New Hampshire is home to 116 breweries, and the beer industry helps create 13,000 jobs in the state.