|In America, Barney Frank’s proposed Internet Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA) has received an additional vote of confidence with another Member of Congress announcing that he will co-sponsor the legislation.|
Oregon Democrat Representative Earl Blumenauer has signed up to support Frank’s proposed legislation, bringing the total number that supports the measure to 41.
Officially known as House of Representatives 2046, Frank’s legislation would regulate and license online gambling in the United States in contrast to the outright ban that now exists.
Blumenauer has a highly credible career in politics that goes back to 1973 when he served his first term in the Oregon House of Representatives. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996 from the western state’s Third Congressional District with 66 percent of the vote before going on to retain his seat in the elections of 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006 with ever-growing majorities.
A lawyer by profession, the Congressman currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, the Budget Committee and the new Select Committee on Energy Independence and Climate change. He is also a staunch proponent of issues such as the environment, sustainable development and economic opportunity.