The Poker Players Alliance is planning on spending $3 million to overturn the UIGEA, or at least make an exemption for poker.

Former New York Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato, chairman of the PPA, says that the group will spend the $3 million on lobbying in this session of Congress.

From the AP:

"How dare you come into my house and tell me what I can and can't do on the Internet!" D'Amato said, citing online activities from business transactions to Facebook, even bragging about the number of friends he has on the social network site, more than 700.

"The Republican conservatives, who basically say," and at this point, he shifts his tone to a mock, nagging voice, "'We want less government,' come in and intrude, and they say, 'No, you can't do this.'"

"It's a cause for personal choice and freedom that I've always thought epitomizes what this country's about," added D'Amato, who plays poker Monday nights at Oheka Castle, a hotel and estate on Long Island.