|A top lobbyist working on the Goodlatte Bill said Senate supporters have already decided to take it up only if the House passes it. |
The lobbyist, a male who asked not to be identified, predicted President Bush would then sign it.
Bob Goodlatte’s anti-Internet gambling bill took a step towards becoming this week, when the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved the bill. It now must now be passed by the Financial Services Committee, who are expected to vote as soon as next week, before the full House can vote on it.
Previous efforts to pass restrictions on Internet gambling have failed when supporters didn't garner enough votes or when one chamber didn't act.