HR 2267, a proposed bill introduced by Congressman Barney Frank to regulate and licence online gambling in the United States, has been backed by a further five members of Congress, bringing total political support to 47 since the bill was introduced in May this year.

The latest politicians to add their names as co-sponsors to the bill are:

Representative Joe Courtney (Connecticut)
Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (New Jersey)
Representative John H. Hadler (New Jersey)
Representative Paul D. Tonko (New York)
Representative Walter Minnick (Idaho)

Congressman Frank recently advised interested parties that the bill has been pushed back to September due to pressure of work in Congress on stimulus packages in a troubled economy. However, his staff confirmed that there continued to be significant interest in HR 2267, and Frank has repeatedly emphasised how important it is that US voters contact their representatives to urge them to support the bill and the legalisation of online gambling in America.

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