IGREA Co-Sponsors Grow To 44 : Online Gambling Regs Coming Soon?

Congressmen from New Jersey, Washington, and Connecticut on Tuesday joined 41 other co-sponsors of the IGREA, the Bill designed to legalize and regulate Internet gambling, officially overturning the UIGEA, which is a Bill that unsuccessfully attempted to ban online gambling.

Rep. Robert E. Andrews [NJ-1], Rep. Adam Smith [WA-9}, and Rep. John B. Larson [CT-1], have agreed that this is an important law that will ensure certain freedoms of Americans and goes a long way to resolving WTO issues facing the United States.

Rep. Andrews, who hails from the 1st District in New Jersey, is a 10-term congressman and a leading voice on fiscal restraint, education, and national defense. He is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions. He also serves on the House Armed Services committee, the House Budget Committee, and subcommittees on Oversight and Investigations and Terrorism and Unconventional Threats. He supports women’s rights, ending employment discrimination, civil rights, and many other issues involving freedoms and protections.

Rep. Adam Smith [WA-9], has been in Congress since 1996, is chairman of the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee and also serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Rep. John B. Larson [CT-1], is serving his fifth term in the House. the congressman is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee which has jurisdiction over the nations Tax Code, Trade Policy, Social Security and Medicare. He also serves on the Subcommittees on Trade, and Select Revenue Measures.

Casino Gambling Web gaming analyst Gordon Price suggests that all those interested contact these congressman to “offer support on this issue, give them thanks for their foresight and encourage them to speak to others in congress to join in the fight to overturn a law that should never have seen the light of day.”

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