Senator Proposes Internet Gambling Help Fund Health Care Reform

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Specifically, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) offered an amendment in the Senate Finance Committee that would dedicate the tax revenue generated through implementation of the currently pending Internet Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (H.R. 2267) to increase low-income subsidies provided through the America's Healthy Future Act of 2009. <o:p></o:p>
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We applaud Senator Wyden’s proposal and hope the Senate Finance Committee approves the resolution. <o:p></o:p>
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It’s about time Congress ended the failed prohibition on Internet gambling that leaves Americans unprotected and unlicensed offshore operators as the only beneficiaries in a thriving marketplace.<o:p></o:p>
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Here is a link to a release we just put out on the Wyden amendment: http://www.safeandsecureig.org/news/press_releases/09-09-21_Wyden.html. <o:p></o:p>
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To learn more about our efforts to regulate Internet gambling, please visit www.safeandsecureig.org.<o:p></o:p>
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Thanks,<o:p></o:p>
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<st1:personname w:st="on">Michael Waxman</st1:personname><o:p></o:p>
Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative<o:p></o:p>
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