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New Co-Sponsors for Joe Barton's Online Poker Bill

List Grows to 20 Representatives


Last week Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-Texas) Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2011 (H.R.2366) increased its co-sponsor list to 20.

Joining the original group that included, Shelley Berkley (D-NV), John Campbell (R-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), John Conyers (D-MI), Barney Frank (D-MA), Michael Grimm (R-NY), Mike Honda (D-CA), Peter King (R-NY), Ron Paul (R-TX), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), and Linda Sanchez (D-CA), are the following:

  • Jim Moran (D-VA)
  • Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
  • Joe Heck (R-NV)
  • Eliot Engel (D-NY
  • Steve Israel (D-NY)
  • Bob Filner (D-CA
  • Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
  • Mike Capuano (D-MA)

Notes: Paul announced earlier this month that he will not seek re-election to Congress. Andrews, Moran, and Polis were added on July 8, while the rest signed on July 19.



10 years ago

For all you typical posters on here, take note: there are 16 democrats and 4 republicans sponsoring this bill. Now try to argue that the democrats are the reason online poker is outlawed in the US.


10 years ago

There's a more straight line approach to getting our seized money and our poker back. President Obama can declare the UIGEA act unconstitutional and unenforcible just like he did to the DOMA (defense of marriage act).He could do it on the same day he suspends the debt ceiling law and really stick it to Jon Kyle and the other right wing conservatives who wish to keep us poor and dictate our moral behavior. Link is below to sign the petition.

Let freedom ring