Internet Gambling Update
Please take a few minutes today to contact your U.S. senators and urge them to oppose H.R. 4411, or any legislation that contains the provisions of H.R. 4411. The Poker Players Alliance makes it easy, providing a sample letter and easy access to your senators' contact information.
Nancy Zuckerbrod of The Washington Post reports:
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is trying use a bill authorizing U.S. military operations, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, to prohibit people from using credit cards to settle Internet gambling debts.
Frist, R-Tenn., and his aides have been meeting with other lawmakers and officials in both the House and Senate to get the measure attached to a compromise Defense Department authorization bill, according to a Senate GOP leadership aide.
The bills authorizing defense programs are: S.2507 and H.R.5122.
(entire article here, link via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)