Congressman Barney Frank's bill HR 2267 aiming to regulate and license online gambling in the United States has acquired two more sponsors, bringing to 42 the number of politicians now on board.

The latest supporters to sign up for the bill are Representative Paul Hodes from New Hampshire and Representative Edolphus Towns from New York.

The bill is currently on hold in the House Financial Services Committee until September this year due to pressure of more urgent work connected with the global economic crisis, but as recently as last weekend Congressman Frank, addressing players at the World Series of Poker, urged all interested parties to maintain pressure on their representatives by writing to them in support of the bill.

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