In the high-stakes fight over federal legislation to legalize Internet poker, businesses looking to cash in on online gambling may need a fifth ace to move the bill through this Congress. But Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) could be the answer to their prayers.
Unstopped by icy roads and aided by a strong airplane tailwind, Barton made it from Texas to Washington, D.C., Tuesday with time to spare to speak in support of the Internet Poker Freedom Act, which he introduced in July. The good fortune, he said, was a sign from above.
"That tells me that God is for this bill," Barton said, with a chuckle during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the measure.
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