The politics of beer: analysis of the congressional votes on the beer bill of 1933

  title={The politics of beer: analysis of the congressional votes on the beer bill of 1933},
  author={Eline Poelmans and John A. Dove and Jason E. Taylor},
  journal={Public Choice},
Abstract Nine days after he took office in March 1933, Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to amend existing federal Prohibition policy so as to allow for the sale and consumption of 3.2% alcohol beer. Over the following 8 days, the so-called “beer bill” was proposed, debated, passed and signed into law. This study analyzes the political decision making behind one of FDR’s earliest New Deal policies. Specifically, we consider how voter preferences, representatives’ ideologies, national party… 
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