Representative Betsy Markey takes the microphone on the floor of the House of Representatives on May 18 to read House Resolution 1297 "supporting the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week." The resolution came about through the work of Representative Markey and several prominent members of the House Small Brewers Caucus and the efforts of Rep. Markey's Legislative Assistant Dan Sapienza.
Mr. Sapienza contacted the Brewers Association in April to inform us that Representative Markey wanted to launch an effort to gain co-sponsors and recognize American Craft Beer Week on the House floor. John Carlson of the Colorado Brewers guild, Kim Jordan of New Belgium and I met with Mr. Sapienza and Legislative Fellow Michael Crews to discuss H.R. 4278 and the American Craft Beer Week Resolution. Mr. Sapienza then contacted other representatives offices to garner co-sponsors and support for the resolution. Set that dvr for C-Span for May 18 if you want to check it out.