What: All Issues : Government Checks on Corporate Power : Internet Gambling Industry : H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Vote to Close a Loophole Contained in Bill Which Would Prevent Enforcement of Regulations on Internet Gambling. (2003 house Roll Call 254)
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H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Vote to Close a Loophole Contained in Bill Which Would Prevent Enforcement of Regulations on Internet Gambling.
house Roll Call 254     Jun 10, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

During House debate on a measure which would prevent the use of credit cards for internet gambling activities, Congressman Sensenbrenner (R-WI) offered an amendment which would have eliminated a provision in the legislation which exempted states with state-regulated internet gambling sites from the internet gambling restrictions contained in the bill. In the view of Progressives, the multi-billion dollar internet gambling industry should be subjected to tough federal regulations. The House bill, they worried, contained too many loopholes that would ease the gambling restrictions contained in the legislation. Progressives argued, for instance, that the state exemption contained in the bill would significantly diminish any impacts of the legislation on curbing internet gambling. Progressives endorsed the Sensenbrenner amendment as a way to close the loophole for state-regulated internet gambling venues. The Sensenbrenner amendment was defeated on a vote of 186-237.

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