Tobacco Legislation

Senator McCain and others announced a compromise on tobacco legislation on which the Senate Commerce Committee would vote later in the… read more

Senator McCain and others announced a compromise on tobacco legislation on which the Senate Commerce Committee would vote later in the week. The bill would cap punitive damages at $6.5 billion per year, but would impose a $506 penalty over 25 years. It would also raise the tax on cigarettes by an additional $1.10 per pack and cap the penalty on tobacco companies at $3.5 billion if teen smoking does not decrease by 60 percent over the next ten years. close

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Program ID:
102988-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 30, 1998
Last Aired:
Apr 8, 1998

Airing Details

  • Mar 30, 1998 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 30, 1998 | 11:19pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 31, 1998 | 2:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 1998 | 6:16am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 31, 1998 | 12:54pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 08, 1998 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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