Kyl’s Attempt to Ban Internet Gaming

by Lou on March 14, 2006

Latest reports say that Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl will try to attach his legislation S.AMDT.2953 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 to Senator Trent Lott’s pending bill S.2349 Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006.

This comes on the heels of a failed attempt to attach his amendment to a House Lobbying Reform act, but the sponsors stated that they did not want anything unrelated to their bill to be attached to the legislation.

Kyl’s bill is not new. He has tried to pass bills that would ban internet gambling on numerous occasions, with no success. But now the climate may be a bit different.

The last time his bill was defeated it was due in large part to lobbying efforts by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Kyl’s strategy this time may be to attract support for his legislation as a way for his colleagues in the Senate and House to distance themselves from anything that Abramoff was involved with.

More on this as developments move forward.

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