What: All Issues : Government Checks on Corporate Power : Banks/Credit Card Companies : H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Passage of a Bill Intended to Regulate the Internet Gambling Industry Which Contained Loopholes to Prevent Enforcement.
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H.R. 2143. Internet Gambling/Passage of a Bill Intended to Regulate the Internet Gambling Industry Which Contained Loopholes to Prevent Enforcement.
house Roll Call 255     Jun 10, 2003
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
Winning Side:
Conservative

The subject of this vote was final passage of a bill which would prevent the use of credit cards for internet gambling. Progressives supported the spirit of the legislation because, in their view, strong federal regulations on the multi-billion dollar internet gambling industry should be imposed to protect consumers. However, Progressives opposed the House bill because, in their estimation, the legislation contained numerous loopholes that would counteract the gambling restrictions contained in the legislation. One loophole that Progressives objected to, for instance, would exempt state-regulated internet gambling venues from the credit card restrictions contained in the legislation. Progressives argued that the state exemption would nullify any impact of the legislation on curtailing internet gambling and they voted against the bill on those grounds. Despite Progressives' opposition, the legislation passed the House by a 319-104 vote margin.

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