Washington D.C., March 23rd
This morning the beverage alcohol industry sent a joint industry letter to the House and Senate requesting a funding increase for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for FY2016. The letter was signed by twelve leading associations representing wine, beer, and spirits producers and wholesalers.
Last month, the President’s administration has requested $101 million for all TTB operations. Full funding is vital to the TTB and the industries the agency regulates. The letter asks that the Administration’s request be viewed as a minimum starting point for TTB funding and that TTB’s direct appropriation be increased above the Administration’s request by $5 million in a direct appropriation line item for enforcement of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act.
The letters were signed by:
American Beverage Licensees
American Distilling Institute
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
National Association of Beverage Importers
National Beer Wholesalers Association
The Presidents’ Forum of the Distilled Spirits Industry
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
Washington Wine Institute