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    Default Goodlatte to reintroduce prohibition legislation ...

    MEDIA ALERT

    CONGRESSMAN GOODLATTE REINTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT ONLINE GAMBLING

    WHO: Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Rick Boucher (D-VA), Frank Wolf (R-VA), other Members of Congress (invited).

    WHAT: Congressman Goodlatte will announce the reintroduction of his Internet Gambling Prohibition Act. This legislation, which was previously introduced in the 106th and 107th Congresses, was derailed after Jack Abramoff led a lobbying effort against the legislation. The original legislation received support from more than sixty percent of the House of Representatives but fell victim to Abramoff’s campaign of misinformation and lacked the two-thirds required for passage under suspension of the rules. Abramoff’s total disregard for the legislative process has allowed Internet gambling to continue thriving and it’s now a $12 billion industry. The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act is vital to protect our children and communities from the problems of addiction, crime, bankruptcy, and family difficulties that come from gambling.

    WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2006

    WHERE: 1300 Longworth House Office Building

    Seems that they are trying to blame the last failure on Abramoff; which might get the media and the public behind it ... this one might be the one that gets through - stay tuned.

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    I spoke with one media group this morning about this in a phone interview this morning.

    UPI contacted us wanting to ask a few questions. Waiting to see how this story turns out.

    The story is here. Not exactly front page news. At least not mainstream anyway: xhttp://www.upi.com/Hi-Tech/view.php...0-113142-1864r Remove the "x" from the front of the url
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