Category: Committee

Gambling bill squeaks through House committee

A controversial effort to ban Internet gambling cleared a House committee Tuesday, despite opposition from lawmakers who said it contains too many loopholes and from those who said it imposes too many restrictions.

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved the bill by voice vote after an hours-long debate that had taken the better part of two previous sessions. It must be reconciled with a similar effort passed by the Financial Services Committee before the full House can vote on it. read more