Votes that didn’t change HR 5767
July 9, 2008, 10:26 am (10 years ago)
HR5767, Rep. Barney Frank's challenge to stop the execution of the UIGEA regulations until a clear classification was on hand, and a following amendment calling for more clearness, were crushed last month when a 32-32 vote failed to pass the proposal through the House Finanacial Services Committee.
CardPlayer.com announced this week that the dissimilarity between success and failure in such a close-run vote could have been depending on four Democrats who voted against HR5767, the Payment Systems Protection Act. The same probably is said for the three Republicans who voted against the measure, too. And there were more than a few members of Congress not in attendance from both sides of the 70-strong House Financial Services Committee.
CardPlayer brings up that the crush of HR5767 is not the blind alley in the search for a solution to the puzzling and mainly pessimistic American legal circumstances on the subject of online gambling.
Frank's HR2046 Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act are still in the wings, giving power to each state to control and tax online gambling. With 48 co-sponsors across party lines up to now, this measure is at the moment, before Congress's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.