December 1933

21st Amendment Ratified, Prohibition Ended


December 5, 2017 marks 84 years since the United States ratified the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and paved the way for the modern three-tier beverage alcohol system.

Federal Key Issue - TTB Funding

Congressional appropriators should fund the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in FY 2019 at the House level of $123 million. TTB is responsible for enforcing the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act. Agency officials annually review more than 100,000 labels and thousands of formulas to protect American consumers. A well-funded TTB guards against unscrupulous actors from entering the American marketplace with dangerous, counterfeit alcohol.