On Friday, July 23, 2021, the attached bill was introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers. In the Senate it was introduced by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mitt Romney (R-UT). The House companion bill was introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos.
The bill authorizes FDA to collect user fees from all manufacturers of products that have been deemed as tobacco products by FDA, including e-cigarettes. It is forecast to increase the total amount collected in tobacco user fees by $100 million in fiscal year 2022 and indexes that amount to inflation for future years. The bill would not affect federal excise taxes on tobacco products.