One of the top supporters for Internet Gambling and one of our favorite Congressman is Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL 19th). He introduced H.R.2610 to amend current laws to clarify the applicability of such laws to games of skill. This is commonly referred to in gaming circles as “Wexler’s Poker Bill.” In addition, the representative from Florida has also co-sponsored a bill by Barney Frank looking to regulate Internet gambling and most recently backed Frank’s bill to make the UIGEA unenforceable. He also supports the bill to conduct a study of Internet gambling by Nevada’s Shelley Berkley.
In all of the hearings on the past 18 months, since the passage of the UIGEA, Wexler has made his voice heard. Throwing up his hands and raising his voice while grilling panel members and speakers alike, Wexler has shown that he has a passion for this topic. He gets an A++ from OSGA for his efforts!! Congressman Wexler is Chairman of the Europe Subcommittee, a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Judiciary Committee, and he also sits on the Financial Services Committee, chaired by Barney Frank.
If you are a resident in his district or live close to Boca Raton in Florida, we urge you to attend to a Town Hall Meeting that he is holding on Monday, June 2nd, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. The Town Hall Meeting will be held at the Boca Lago Country Club at 8665 Juego Way in Boca Raton, FL. Congressman Wexler will speak about his efforts in Washington to end the war in Iraq, strengthen America’s struggling economy, and lower health care costs. However, he will also have time to take questions and comments from attendees.
We implore all gamblers to head to the meeting on Monday and let Congressman Wexler know you support his efforts. Ask him how his “Poker Bill” is doing (it appears to have stalled), and ask him what else can be done to support his efforts.
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