Rep. Linda Sanchez A New Co-Sponsor For Frank Online Gambling Bill
The ball is rolling for Representative Barney Frank's online gambling Bill. On Friday, four new co-sponsors were added and on Tuesday, Rep. Linda Sanchez from California added her name to the list.
Sanchez becomes the forty-eighth co-sponsor of the Bill. She joins a growing bi-partisan list of representatives that believe it is time for the US to change their online gambling laws.
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was put in place back in 2006. It was an add on to a port security bill, a way for the Republican-led Congress to show their power over people in the US.
The Bill was heavily criticized at the time, and it has remained a source of stress for lawmakers who would like to keep the Internet free from government interference. Rep. Frank has contended that Americans should have the right to do in their homes what is legal in their states.
Casino gambling has become a popular source of revenue for states around the country. The casino gambling industry is booming and Frank believes if people can gamble in a casino, they should be allowed to do so online as well.
Frank previously attempted to overturn the UIGEA last year, but Congress was still controlled by conservatives who were unwilling to move past traditional values. Now Congress have become more liberated, and Frank's chances of overturning the ill-advised Internet gambling law have increased significantly.
July 22, 2009
Posted By Larry Rutherford
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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