Barney Frank’s Bill Supporting Online Poker Attracts 45th Co-Sponsor

by Lou on December 14, 2007

Congressman Barney Frank’s (D-MA) Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act, a bill that would regulate and license online gambling in the United States, has attracted Representative Ellen O. Taucher, (D-CA) as its forty-fifth cosponsor.

Congresswoman Taucher is a member of the Aviation sub-committee; the powerful Highways, Transit and Pipelines subcommittee, and chairwoman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee.
Here is the list of representatives supporting Congressman Frank’s IGREA, a bill that would overturn the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA):

Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii)
John Larson (D-Conn.)
Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.)
Robert Andrews (D-N.J.)
Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
Joe Baca (D-Calif.)
James McGovern (D-Mass.)
Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.)
Charlie Melancon (D-La.)
Howard Berman (D-Calif.)
James Moran (D-Va.)
Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
Ron Paul (R-Texas)
Michael Capuano (D-Mass.)
Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.)
Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.)
Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas)
Julia Carson (D-Ind.)
Steven Rothman (D-N.J.)
William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.)
Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.)
Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)
Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.)
Robert Scott (D-Va.)
William Delahunt (D-Mass.)
Adam Smith (D-Wash.)
Bob Filner (D-Calif.)
Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)
Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.)
Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.)
Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
Melvin Watt (D-N.C.)
Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)
Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.)
Robert Wexler (D-Fla.)
Michael Honda (D-Calif.)
Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.)
Steve Israel (D-N.Y.)
Albert Wynn (D-Md.)
Peter King (R-N.Y.)
Don Young (R-Alaska)
Ellen Taucher (D-Cal)

Congressman Frank continues to state the importance of US players contacting their political representatives to express their position. This is, according to Barney Frank, one of the most effective ways in which further support for this and the regulation of US online gambling can be achieved.

If your congressional representative is not on this list of cosponsors, contact his office by letter, email, phone, or through the Poker Players Alliance at and make sure your viuews are made crystal clear to him or her.

That’s the least we can do to protect our rights, and ensure that we can play poker online in the privacy of our own home.

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