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Sponsorship list for Barney's Bill grows

Sponsorship list for Barney's Bill grows

After several weeks of holding at 58 co-sponsors, Congressman Barney Frank's HR2267 proposal to legalise online gambling in the United States moved forward with the sponsorship of two more members of Congress this week, bringing total and bipartisan support to sixty.

Representatives Bennie Thompson (of Mississippi's second district) and Adam Smith, who represents the ninth district of Washington, are the latest politicians on the hill to sign up for the bill, which House Financial Services Committee chairman Frank still hopes to push through Congress in the current session despite the high workload in the Capitol caused by the current world financial crisis.

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