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David Ransom focuses his practice on regulatory and government affairs, representing clients before the US Congress and federal regulatory agencies on a wide range of matters, including tax, energy, health care and environmental issues. He also has extensive experience representing clients in congressional investigations. Read David Ransom's full bio.
By David Ransom on Nov 16, 2017
Posted In Alcohol Excise Taxes, General Interest, Legislation
America’s brewers, distillers and wineries cannot yet raise a glass to recalibrated federal excise taxes, but they got one step closer to be able to do that on Tuesday. That is because the provisions of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) (S. 236)—including the excise tax changes that would benefit America’s small...
By David Ransom and Arthur J. DeCelle on Sep 29, 2016
Posted In Alcohol Excise Taxes, Distribution, Trade Practices, TTB COLAs and Formulas
How is it that the Brewers Association—an organization that has no political action committee, has employed a staff lobbyist for only 18 months, and has only had a strong presence in Washington since 2009—has gained significant traction among policymakers in the nation’s capital? The BA is now a serious player in Washington. That is not...