The Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (HR2046), sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, gained its 47th co-sponsor on Friday.
Congressman Tim Bishop [D-NY], representing the 1st District of New York State has joined the effort to right the wrong initiated by former Senator Bill Frist when he pushed through the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in 2006 without the ability of Congress to debate the merits of the bill by adding it to a must pass National Anti-Terrorism Port Security Bill.
Congressman Bishop is serving his third term in office; he is the former Provost of Southampton College. He currently serves as a member of the House committees on Budget, Education and Labor, and Transportation and Infrastructure.
Rep. Bishop is a champion of the people, fighting for the rights of middle class families and seniors, strengthening education, safeguarding the environment, and securing the homeland.
Congressman Bishop has joined a growing number of legislators that recognize the wrong that has been put on the American people by outlawing the transfer of money to and from legitimate foreign companies regarding gambling, and are also concerned about America’s blatant violation of International Treaties. This past week the European Union launched an investigation into these violations.
Please contact Rep Bishop at any of the offices below to thank him for his support.