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Co-Sponsor Commitment Snowballing For Frank Online Gambling Bill

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Congress has their sights set on cleaning up the economic mess in the US these days, but they still have their eye on Internet gambling. Five new co-sponsors have signed on to Representative Barney Frank's proposed online gambling legislation.

Representative Frank has acknowledged that the online gambling legalization issue will have to wait until at least September before his committee begins discussions. That has not stopped Frank, however, from gaining support for when those discussions do take place.

The latest co-sponsors include Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Rep. Bill Foster of Illinois, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York. The group of Representatives that have now signed on to be co-sponsors is a bipartisan collection.

"Representative Frank is doing a good job of reaching both sides of the aisle on this issue," said observer Kellie Frescle, "if he continues on this path, he should have no problem getting the Internet gambling laws changed in the US."

The country has taken a more aggressive approach to legalizing Internet gambling in recent months. Several attempts to stop online gambling has raised awareness among common citizens and they have joined the cry for legalized Internet gambling.

Frank has previously attempted to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act last year, but he was turned away by a largely Republican Congress. Now the Democrats have gained control, and even many of the Republicans that are left are in favor of changing the online gambling laws.

June 30, 2009
Posted By Larry Rutherford
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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