5 more Congressmen sign up for Frank's HR 2046

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FIVE MORE SPONSORS FOR ANTI-UIGEA BILL

Support for Congressman Frank's bid to regulate online gambling in the USA grows

July has been a good month for Congressman Barney Frank, Chairman of the influential House Financial Services Committee and author of Bill HR 2046 the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act which proposes the regulation and taxation of Internet gambling in the United States instead of banning the pastime.

Five more Congressman have signed on to the Bill as sponsors, including Representatives Anthony D. Weiner (D-N.Y.) and Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) who attached their support to the bill July 10, and Representatives Steven R. Rothman (D-N.J.), Michael M. Honda (D-Calif.) and Albert Russell Wynn (D-Md.) who signed up late last week.

The addition of the latest representatives grows the current list of co-sponsors to 32, up from the bill's original 11 when Frank first introduced the Act to the House in April.

The new sign-ups join the following politicians who have previously signed up to support the Frank bill, which calls for online gambling in the United States to be taxed and regulated by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Alcee L. Hastings
Don Young
Gary L. Ackerman
Howard L. Berman
James McGovern
Julia Carson
Joseph Crowley
Bob Filner
Luis V. Gutierrez
Peter T. King
Jim McDermott
James McGovern
Charlie Melancon
Ed Perlmutter
Linda T Sanchez
Melvin L. Watt
Shelly Berkley
Michael Capuano
Wm. Lacy Clay
Steve Israel
Carolyn McCarthy
Ron Paul
Ross Carnahan
Ciro D. Rodriguez
Edolphus Towns
Robert Wexler
Vito Fossella

Frank's aides have repeatedly said that interested parties calling their political representatives with expressions of support for the Frank bill were having a positive effect in encouraging politicians to re-examine the implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and the alternatives which HR 2046 presents.

If passed, Frank's bill will neutralise the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, signed into law by U.S. president George Bush last October. The UIGEA prohibits financial transactions from banks and credit card companies to Internet casinos, poker rooms and sports betting sites, and has been described by Frank and other politicians as "preposterous," "one of the stupidest laws ever passed by Congress" and as an invasion of American personal freedom.
 

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FIVE MORE SPONSORS FOR ANTI-UIGEA BILL

Support for Congressman Frank's bid to regulate online gambling in the USA grows


Five more Congressman have signed on to the Bill as sponsors, including Representatives Anthony D. Weiner (D-N.Y.) and Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) who attached their support to the bill July 10, and Representatives Steven R. Rothman (D-N.J.), Michael M. Honda (D-Calif.) and Albert Russell Wynn (D-Md.) who signed up late last week.


Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL)
Don Young (R-ALASKA)
Gary L. Ackerman (D-NY)
Howard L. Berman (D-CA)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Julia Carson (D-IN)
Joseph Crowley (D-NY)
Bob Filner (D-CA)
Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL)
Peter T. King (R-NY)
Jim McDermott (D-WA)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Charlie Melancon (D-LA)
Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
Linda T Sanchez (D-CA)
Melvin L. Watt (D-NC)
Shelly Berkley (D-NV)
Michael Capuano (D-MA)
Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO)
Steve Israel (D-NY)
Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
Ron Paul (R-TX)
Ross Carnahan (D-MO)
Ciro D. Rodriguez (D-TX)
Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
Robert Wexler (D-FL)
Vito Fossella (R-NY)

With only 4 Republicans on board I decided to take a closer look at them.

Fossella is a 42 yr old Moderate Republican in office since 97 who has a record of working with Democrats. He has spoken out against the Bush administrations handling of Homeland Security funds.

Young is in his 18th term serving Alaska and is the guy who earmarked over 400 million dollars of pork out of the 1 Billion he got for his state to build 2"bridges to nowhere".

Peter King has been in Congress since 93 and votes along Party lines 86.6% although he voted against the impeachment of Bill Clinton and for the Federal Assualt Weapons Ban.

Ron Paul is a 10 term Congressman from Texas who is running for President. Nicknamed Dr. No because he votes against any bill that he believes violates the constitution.

It appears this is going to be along party lines. Go figure. :rolleyes:
 

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**looking over list very carefully** hmmm... I don't seem to see any Congressmen from Alabama, Georgia, or Tennessee on there... I can't imagine why.... :rolleyes:
 

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**looking over list very carefully** hmmm... I don't seem to see any Congressmen from Alabama, Georgia, or Tennessee on there... I can't imagine why.... :rolleyes:

You stumped me Mouse! Why those three? Bible Belt? Hillbillies? What?
hey i have done everything i can on my part and will continue to do so:rolleyes:bible belt, yes prob has alot to do with it i.m.o. but hillbillies cyn ? really my feelings are a wee bit hurt, rather be called a redneck!!:D there are several churches mainly southern baptist, church of christ and a few others that have alot of power in these areas, mine in included. "your damned and going to hell if you gamble" is some of the sayings ive heard from a few of my church members. note: this is one of the reasons i havent been to church in awhile and thats sad. the "southen baptist convention "has too much political pull in these states above. check it out if you dont believe me. laurie
 
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I still say Bill Gates would be good lol He would be all for it

This guy should run for President and return the world to
reality!
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with
this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11
things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how
feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids
with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for
failure in the real world.
Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world
will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about
yourself.
Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000. a year right out of high
school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn
both.
Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a
boss.
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your
Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it
opportunity.
Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't
whine about your mistakes, learn from them!!!
Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parent(s) weren't as boring
as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning
your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you
were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your
parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers,
but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades
and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right
answer. This does NOT bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in
real life!!!
Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get
summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND
YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people
actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for
one; if you are one, congratulations on your hard work!

Oh No and here I was thinking this was a joke
Who ever gets in going to do what they what to do best for us.
And I can't say what.
 

cynthial

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Hi Lauriejim,

I only wanted to know why Mouse was interested in those 3 states. I like hillbillies. :)

And I have seen that you are very active. :thumbsup: I have also written my reps but to no avail. Canned reply is all I got back.
 

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This guy should run for President and return the world to
reality!
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with
this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11
things they did not and will not learn in school.
Of course, it is not due to Bill Gates, but to Charles J. Sykes, and you also forgot the last three rules, one of which is:

Rule No. 12: Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you're out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for "expressing yourself" with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.
 

lojo

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Are we feeling abit stuffy today GM?:D
 

GGW Laurie

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i also have gotten no response back from mine, they all must be at an S.B.C meeting:D:D or in tunica gambling !! do read up on them "the s.b.c " if you get the chance. it will scare you ,the power that they hold on the political system in the south esp..laurie
 

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Hi Lauriejim,

I only wanted to know why Mouse was interested in those 3 states. I like hillbillies. :)

And I have seen that you are very active. :thumbsup: I have also written my reps but to no avail. Canned reply is all I got back.

'Cause I'm from Alabama, Cyn. :D You know... where there are no casinos (because gambling is evil), but if I drive 20 miles across the Georgia state line you meet up with other people from Ala. -- all standing in line to buy lottery tickets. ;) And I always bump into a lot of folks from Ala. when I drive the 350 miles to Tunica or Biloxi for a gambling trip. But it's ok that our roads aren't fit to drive on, and our children's schools are falling down around their heads, 'cause we're good, sanctimonious people that don't allow no gamblin' down here. :icon_evil

Sorry... those little rants just pop out every now and then. :oops:

After having sent snail mail and email to my congressman over these last several months -- I sent the most recent email to express my support for Barney Frank's (and the other online gambling) bills. I finally received a reply in the mail. Mostly form letter, thanking me for writing, and while he is not on the Financial services committee (yah, I knew that), he will keep my support for those bills in mind should they come to a vote. Yeah. Right. :rolleyes:

Alabama representatives consistently vote against anything to do with gambling or alchohol. Keeps the bible thumpers happy, and if we want to gamble, citizens can always drive to a neighboring state and boost revenue there rather than at home.
 

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'Cause I'm from Alabama, Cyn. :D You know... where there are no casinos (because gambling is evil), but if I drive 20 miles across the Georgia state line you meet up with other people from Ala. -- all standing in line to buy lottery tickets. ;) And I always bump into a lot of folks from Ala. when I drive the 350 miles to Tunica or Biloxi for a gambling trip. But it's ok that our roads aren't fit to drive on, and our children's schools are falling down around their heads, 'cause we're good, sanctimonious people that don't allow no gamblin' down here. :icon_evil

Sorry... those little rants just pop out every now and then. :oops:

After having sent snail mail and email to my congressman over these last several months -- I sent the most recent email to express my support for Barney Frank's (and the other online gambling) bills. I finally received a reply in the mail. Mostly form letter, thanking me for writing, and while he is not on the Financial services committee (yah, I knew that), he will keep my support for those bills in mind should they come to a vote. Yeah. Right. :rolleyes:

Alabama representatives consistently vote against anything to do with gambling or alchohol. Keeps the bible thumpers happy, and if we want to gamble, citizens can always drive to a neighboring state and boost revenue there rather than at home.
i can remember when you couldnt buy beer after midnight:mad: and never on sundays:mad: now its after 12 noon on sunday you can buy it.whats that old saying "they roll up the sidewalks when the sun goes down". im glad we have tunica, atleast we have somewhere fairly close where we can go gamble.;) our mini mini vegas.
 

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The 2 Mo ones just got a donation from me and a letter of thanks!


WTG! :thumbsup:

Laurie: The county where I live is still 'dry', believe it or not. Have to drive 20 miles for a brew.

BTW... does anyone know where to write to Barney Frank (regarding his online gaming bills) even if you aren't from his state? I mean, come on, the stuff that he deals with in the financial services committee affect all of us, whether we're his constituents or not.

I think I've written to him before, but I don't know what address I used. (Yes, you are right, Mousey is a moron, and couldn't find her own butt even if she had a flashlight. :p )
 

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... couldn't find her own butt even if she had a flashlight. :p )
I said a Bud Light! :D

This should work...

(202) 225-5931; 225-0182
Newton: (617) 332-3920

Washington Address:

Congressman Barney Frank
2252 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515-2104
(202) 225-5931

District Addresses:

29 Crafts Street
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 332-3920

558 Pleasant Street
Room 309
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 999-6462

The Jones Building
29 Broadway
Suite 310
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 822-4796
 

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Congressman Barney Frank
2252 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515-2104
(202) 225-5931

that's it!!! Thanks Lojo! :thumbsup:
 

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I have actually gotten replies from both my state reps even if it was a semi canned response but I was impressed over the fact that it addressed the gambling portion of my letter...interesting....maybe, just maybe. the helpers that are reading these things are bringing the letters content to the attention to the reps so they actually address a part of what was written in the letter?

Anyway, I keep writing and now I am up to my third response from the Senator :D
 
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