Barney FrankIt is not taking Representative Barney Frank long to convince fellow lawmakers that the current laws regarding Internet gambling in the US are outdated. Late last week four new co-sponsors signed on to support the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act.
With the four new co-sponsors, the Bill now has twenty-three co-sponsors to date. All four of the new sponsors are Democrats, three from New York, and one from California.
Of course, California may actually beat Frank to the punch when it comes to legalized online gambling. State lawmakers are discussing a plan that would make online Togel poker legal in California. It is a plan that has tremendous support among the citizens of California.
It had been expected that Frank would receive more support this time around in trying to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The last time he attempted to overturn the law, Congress was a majority Republican.
Democrats have taken over power in both the House and the Senate, and that should make Barney’s job of convincing lawmakers to do away with the UIGEA a little easier. There is still no guarantee, however, that all Democrats will support his new Bills.
In addition to the Bill that would set the foundation for legalized Internet gambling, he also has proposed a Bill that would stop the rules of the UIGEA from going into effect in December.
Frank claims that more time is needed to …