Senator Charles Schumer Joins Senate Small Brewers Caucus

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined the Senate Small Brewers Caucus and is in support of the proposed Brewer’s Employment and Excise Relief Act (S. 534).

The Senate Small Brewers Caucus was created in June 2011. Its formation was led by Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), in support of America’s small and independent brewers as engines of economic growth in the country. Senator Schumer becomes the tenth member of the Caucus.

Mirroring the House Small Brewers Caucus, formed in 2007, the Senate Small Brewers Caucus provides a forum for members of the Senate and their staffs to discuss the issues important to small brewers while exploring what lawmakers can do to strengthen the growth and role of these small businesses in local economies across the country.

Senator Schumer was also an early supporter of S. 534, the small brewer federal excise tax legislation, which now has 37 Senate co-sponsors.

Learn more about this bill and see if your elected officials are supporting small brewers. If they aren’t yet members of the Caucus, take action and contact your elected officials.

Pete serves as programs manager for the Brewers Association, with primary responsibilities in the areas of government affairs and membership programs. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as programs director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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