Congressman Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act, bill H.R. 2046, gained more support on Wednesday when his fellow Congressman Raul M. Grijalva signed on as a co-sponsor. Grijalava is the 38th representative of the United States to join Frank in the pursuit of online gambling regulation. This is the second time in the past two weeks that a representative has signed on for Frank’s bill.
Grijalva serves on many committees such as Natural Resources, Education and Labor and the Small Business Committee. He is also Chairman of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee. He is also a member of several congressional caucuses and on the Homeland Security Task Force. Mr. Grijalva is from Tucson, Arizona where he was born and raised. He has three daughters and has been married for over 3o years to his wife Ramona. The Grijalva family is committed to the community and is striving to make the quality of life better for its citizens.
Mr. Grijalva is a supporter of working families, the environment, universal health care, immigration reform and a comprehensive border policy among other things. According to Casino Gambling web representatives; “Letters and phone calls to congressmen to offer thanks and support for their efforts to implement a bill that apparently has the best interest of the country and its people at heart are encouraged” Any person wishing to show support can reach Raul Grijalva at ph. 202-225-2435, or a letter of support and thanks can be mailed to 1440 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515.
Gordon Price, senior analyst of Casinogamblingweb.com states on their site: “There is quiet movement afoot within the House of Representatives to discover the impact and far reaching consequences of a badly flawed law that was enacted last year (UIGEA. “Our representatives delivered information to all members of congress in early September titled the IGREA Initiative, which detailed all of the problems with the UIGEA and the tremendous negative impact it has had with the WTO and American citizens, and the financial losses that will be had within the American business community, as well as a signed petition by many thousands of Americans to repeal this law that infringes on personal freedoms.”
“If Americans want this law overturned and have regulations implemented that would ensure that underage and problem gamblers would be protected, Barney Frank’s bill is the way to go. All it would take is a letter writing campaign and follow-up phone calls to members of congress asking them to support the IGREA Initiative,” Price continued. “Freedoms are at stake here, and Americans have the obligation to ensure they are maintained and not abridged by certain corrupt lawmakers and the morality police.”