H. Res. 1297: Supporting the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer
While most of Washington was focused on Tuesday's election results, the House
was busy doing something else: Passing a resolution about beer.
House Resolution 1297, sponsored by Rep. Betsy Markey, supports "the goals and
ideals of American Craft Beer Week."
"We've got quite a number of microbreweries and entrepreneurs that are creating
jobs, and we wanted to celebrate that this is a craft," Markey told POLITICO.
"I think beer has been a tradition since this country was founded," said Markey.
"We wanted to celebrate entrepeneurship — and good beer!"
Markey is obviously partial to brews from her home state of Colorado, but she
won't claim a favorite.
"You can't just have one," said Markey. "It really depends on what mood you're
in. Sometimes, I like a light beer — I might want a Skinny Dip — or otherwise
prefer a heavier brew."
The real question is: Why would anyone vote against this?
"It does seem like a no brainer," said Markey.