Regulation & Legislation

Regulation & legislation news affecting the convenience store industry

New commissioner overcomes vaping connection to snag job

WASHINGTON -- In a decision split closely down party lines, the U.S. Senate voted 57-42 on May 9 to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he will be responsible for regulating drug companies to which he has had close ties in recent years,...

Action could cost retailers millions in swipe fees

WASHINGTON -- After three days of debate, the House Financial Services Committee voted along party lines to bring H.R. 10, also known as the Financial CHOICE Act, up for a vote on the House floor. Democrats delayed the hearing with a series of procedural moves, which included proposing more than a...

Obamacare replacement passes in the House

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House narrowly passed a Republican-sponsored plan May 4 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The American Health Care Act promises to rid retailers of several Obamacare mandates and aims to give states and individuals more control over healthcare coverage. If...

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Retailers brace for potential drop in unit volume as price, tax increases take effect
Organization says now something can be done to ‘bring these fees under control’ .
NATO’s Briant outlines seven states’ efforts that have fallen from consideration