Full Committee Hearing

Tobacco: Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Member Statements

  1.  Ron Wyden (D - OR)
  2.  Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT)


Panel I

  1. Mr. John J. Manfreda
    Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
    Washington , DC
  2. Dr. David B. Gootnick
    Director, International Affairs and Trade
    Government Accountability Office
    Washington , DC

Panel II

  1. Mr. Ronald J. Bernstein
    President & CEO
    Liggett Vector Brands LLC
    Morrisville , NC
  2. Mr. Rocky Patel
    Owner, Board Member
    Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Inc., Cigar Rights of America
    Naples , FL
  3. Mr. Michael Tynan
    Policy Officer
    Oregon Public Health Division
    Portland , OR
  4. Mr. Scott Drenkard
    Economist and Manager of State Projects
    Tax Foundation
    Washington , DC

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