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    Barney Frank's attempts to overturn the UIGEA may have been pushed back to September, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been getting support for his bill.

    According to CasinoGamblingWeb, who have done a great job of covering Frank's bill, Michigan representative John Conyers (D) has been added as a co-sponsor. That brings the total of co-sponsors to 49.

    "Politicians are really being forced by the people they represent to get behind this legislation," said observer Lenny Gray, "online poker players want their freedom to play without government interference, and they are starting to contact their representatives with that request."

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    That Good news.

    I am curious to hear US affiliates opinion on a thought I had.

    If the legislation was over turned tomorrow and the casinos and poker rooms etc started accepting US players again.

    How quickly do you think you could return to your previous earning levels before UIGEA was introduced? Or do you think that you will never earn the same amount of commissions as you did before UIGEA?

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    Barney Frank's efforts to regulate gambling in the U.S. have slowly gained steam, as there are now 50 members of Congress signed on as co-sponsors of the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act.

    Casino City has the full press release, as well as every member of Congress who has signed on:

    Alaska
    Don Young (R At-Large)

    Arizona
    Raul Grijalva (D 7th)

    California
    Michael Thompson (D 1st)
    George Miller (D 7th)
    Michael Honda (D 15th)
    Linda Sanchez (D 39th)
    Bob Filner (D 51st)

    Colorado
    Jared Polis (D 2nd)
    Ed Perlmutter (D 7th)

    Connecticut
    Joe Courtney (D 2nd)

    Florida
    Robert Wexler (D 19th)
    Alcee Hastings (D 23rd)

    Hawaii
    Neil Abercrombie (D 1st)

    Idaho
    Walt Minnick (D 1st)

    Illinois
    Luis Gutierrez (D 4th)
    Bill Foster (D 14th)

    Indiana
    Andre Carson (D 7th)

    Massachusetts
    James McGovern (D 3rd)
    Barney Frank (D 4th)
    Michael Capuano (D 8th)
    William Delahunt (D 10th)

    Michigan
    John Conyers (D 14th)

    Nevada
    Shelley Berkley (D 1st)

    New Hampshire
    Paul Hodes (D 2nd)

    New Jersey
    Robert Andrews (D 1st)
    Frank LoBiondo (R 2nd)
    John Adler (D 3rd)
    Steven Rothman (D 9th)

    New York
    Tim Bishop (D 1st)
    Steve Israel (D 2nd)
    Peter King (R 3rd)
    Carolyn McCarthy (D 4th)
    Gary Ackerman (D 5th)
    Joseph Crowley (D 7th)
    Jerrold Nadler (D 8th)
    Edolphus Towns (D 10th)
    Mike McMahon (D 13th)
    Charles Rangel (D 15th)
    Paul Tonko (D 21st)

    North Carolina
    Melvin Watt (D 12th)

    Ohio
    Steve Driehaus (D 1st)
    Tim Ryan (D 17th)

    Oregon
    Earl Blumenauer (D 3rd)

    Tennessee
    Steve Cohen (D 9th)

    Texas
    Ron Paul (R 14th)
    Ciro Rodriguez (D 23rd)

    Virginia
    Bobby Scott (D 3rd)
    Tom Perriello (D 5th)
    James Moran (D 8th)

    Washington
    Jim McDermott (D 7th)

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    Damn republicans, sign the damn thing!!!
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    Excuse my ignorance of the whole political system in the US, but why is it that the democrats are for this and the republicans apparently against. Don't republican ideals fit in more with the you should be able to do what ever you want attitude, or is it late and I need to go to bed?

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