Debate and Issues Index

draft settlement

Does settlement pit states against Fed Govt?

What else is interesting is section x a,b which restricts Congress from raising cigarette taxes for tobacco control or health purposes and allocating funds to the states up to the year 2003. If this is done the settlement $ to the states are reduced $ for $. Members of Congress have been silent on this settlement since it has not curbed their authority to legislate. This is a clear incursion and I would urge folks to contact members and have them call to oppose the deal and at a minimum drop section x a,b.