Katie Marisic

Katie Marisic is federal affairs manager at the Brewers Association (BA). Based in Washington, D.C. she plans and executes legislative, regulatory and political strategies to drive the associations federal affairs presence on Capitol Hill. Prior to working for the BA, Katie was vice president of political affairs at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. She got her start in politics working on congressional campaigns during the ’06 and ’08 elections. A Pennsylvania native, Katie is a long time craft brewing supporter. In 2013 she helped to open Atlas Brew Works in Washington, D.C. When she is not advocating for the craft brewing community on Capitol Hill you can sometimes find her pouring beers at a local tasting room.

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H.R. 3301 Includes Language to Extend FET Recalibration

On June 20, 2019, the Ways and Means Committee held a markup of H.R. 3301, The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019, a tax extenders bill which includes a one-year extension of the language that recalibrated federal excise taxes (FET) for breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

A Very Hoppy Valentine’s Day on Capitol Hill

Hops were in the air on Capitol Hill this Valentine’s Day, as BA staff, brewers, hop growers, and hop suppliers joined the annual Hop Research Council (HRC) hop and brewing industry coalition hill climb.

Bill Butcher Testifies in Front of House Small Business Committee

On Wednesday Feb. 6, Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing testified at a House Small Business Committee Hearing, "The Shutdown: Economic Impact on Small Businesses" on how the closure of the TTB and SBA impacted small and independent breweries.

Making the Federal Excise Tax Rate Permanent

The 115th Congress (2017-2018) was a successful legislative session for small and independent breweries: The House Small Brewers Caucus was the largest special interest caucus in Congress with 241 members and the farm bill included language …More