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After UIGEA proposed rules were published this week, Congressman Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA), bill H.R.2046, gained another co-sponsor. Congressman Raul M. Grijalva [AZ-7] on Wednesday joined Frank and 37 others to become the 38th representative of the United States House to join in the fight to regulate online gambling.
Rep. Grijalva serves on the Committee on Natural Resources and is Chairman of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee, the Committee on Education and Labor, and on the Committee on Small Business.
Rep. Grijalva is also on the Homeland Security Task Force, as well as the Jobs and the Economy Task Force, among other committees, and he serves on Congressional caucuses regarding Port Security, Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery, the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Caucus, and is the pending co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and is a member of many other congressional caucuses.
Letters and phone calls to congressmen to offer thanks and support for their efforts to implement a bill that apparently has the best interest of the country and its people at heart are encouraged by Casino Gambling Web representatives.
Congressman Grijalva can be reached at ph. 202-225-2435, or a letter of support and thanks can be mailed to 1440 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515.
“There is quiet movement afoot within the House of Representatives to discover the impact and far reaching consequences of a badly flawed law that was enacted last year (UIGEA),” said Gordon Price, Casino Gambling Web’s senior analyst. “Our representatives delivered information to all members of congress in early September titled the IGREA Initiative, which detailed all of the problems with the UIGEA and the tremendous negative impact it has had with the WTO and American citizens, and the financial losses that will be had within the American business community, as well as a signed petition by many thousands of Americans to repeal this law that infringes on personal freedoms,” Price added.
“If Americans want this law overturned and have regulations implemented that would ensure that underage and problem gamblers would be protected, Barney Frank’s bill is the way to go. All it would take is a letter writing campaign and follow-up phone calls to members of congress asking them to support the IGREA Initiative,” Price continued. “Freedoms are at stake here, and Americans have the obligation to ensure they are maintained and not abridged by certain corrupt lawmakers and the morality police.”
As always, Price suggests that when calling or writing to congress, be polite, be concise, and have talking points ready.