S. 2159 - Restoration of America's Wire Act

Crime and law enforcement. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to restore long-standing United States policy that the Wire Act prohibits all forms of Internet gambling, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

Restoration of America's Wire Act

S. 2159 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to restore long-standing United States policy that the Wire Act prohibits all forms of Internet gambling, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to restore long-standing United States policy that the Wire Act prohibits all forms of Internet gambling, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Restoration of America's Wire Act
  • Restoration of America's Wire Act
Sponsor
Lindsey Graham
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Gambling
  • Internet and video services
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/26/2014
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/26/2014
3/26/2014Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3/26/2014Introduced in Senate
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Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Average received by Senators who

voted YESsort iconvoted NO
Christian Conservative$0$0
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$0$0
Minority/Ethnic Groups$0$0
Republican/Conservative$0$0
$0$0

opposed this bill

Average received by Senators who

voted NOsort iconvoted YES
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$0$0
Public official (elected or appointed)$0$0
$0$0

12 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Restoration of America's Wire Act

12 organizations supported this bill

American Family Association
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
American Principles Project
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
American Values
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Christian Family Coalition
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Coalition of African American Pastors
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Concerned Women for America
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Family PAC Federal
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Focus on the Family
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Frontiers of Freedom
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Latino Coalition
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Let Freedom Ring
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.
Liberty Counsel
undersigned organizations (2014, March 26). Restoration of America's Wire Act Letter of Support. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from Scribd.

2 organizations opposed this bill

National Council of Legislators from Gaming States
National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (2014, April 9). NCLGS Urges Congress to Support States' Rights on Internet Gaming. Retrieved April 15, 2014, from Public Gaming.
Poker Players Alliance
Poker Players Alliance (2014, April 10). Take Action: Fight Back Against Online Poker Prohibition Effort. Retrieved April 14, 2014, from Poker Players Alliance.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$29,400$500
Kelly AyotteRNH$126,294$200
Tammy BaldwinDWI$26,950$2,750
John BarrassoRWY$19,900$1,000
Mark BegichDAK$38,300$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$8,772$13,171
Richard BlumenthalDCT$3,000$2,000
Roy BluntRMO$137,694$28,200
Cory A. BookerDNJ$63,008$11,500
John BoozmanRAR$50,495$500
Barbara BoxerDCA$36,180$14,650
Sherrod BrownDOH$40,300$4,750
Richard BurrRNC$54,900$4,497
Maria CantwellDWA$9,750$2,000
Ben CardinDMD$10,500$2,500
Tom CarperDDE$4,400$1,000
Bob CaseyDPA$23,213$6,500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,750$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$55,650$1,800
Tom CoburnROK$82,843$0
William Thad CochranRMS$7,500$22,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$22,150$5,500
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$17,550$8,650
Bob CorkerRTN$50,470$2,500
John CornynRTX$117,255$16,500
Mike CrapoRID$0$2,000
Ted CruzRTX$1,627,756$7,200
Joe DonnellyDIN$14,700$2,000
Dick DurbinDIL$5,050$29,100
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$13,000
Deb FischerRNE$195,771$7,250
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,346,189$10,900
Al FrankenDMN$15,734$3,300
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$79,241$20,550
Lindsey GrahamRSC$59,088$24,950
Chuck GrassleyRIA$48,900$2,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$18,532$5,300
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$1,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$31,450$49,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$36,733$4,500
Heidi HeitkampDND$5,763$3,000
Dean HellerRNV$133,337$443,116
Mazie K. HironoDHI$74,535$0
John HoevenRND$17,250$4,210
Jim InhofeROK$46,325$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$28,250$2,400
Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$155,257$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,000$0
Tim KaineDVA$79,783$21,250
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$700$0
Mark KirkRIL$179,799$21,850
Amy KlobucharDMN$12,428$16,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$46,881$24,350
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,250$0
Mike LeeRUT$103,817$1,500
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$3,400$31,900
Ed MarkeyDMA$8,250$1,500
John McCainRAZ$205,343$22,350
Claire McCaskillDMO$26,050$28,600
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$266,556$127,450
Bob MenéndezDNJ$47,000$61,400
Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,210$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$8,350$1,000
Jerry MoranRKS$13,450$1,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$8,550$1,000
Chris MurphyDCT$15,100$9,489
Patty MurrayDWA$7,537$11,200
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$8,250$35,400
Rand PaulRKY$481,458$11,700
Rob PortmanROH$136,396$4,850
Mark L. PryorDAR$40,671$11,800
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$10,600
Harry ReidDNV$32,600$333,872
Jim RischRID$50,602$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$95,467$8,250
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,111,709$20,731
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$500
Brian SchatzDHI$6,100$12,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$22,828$34,700
Tim ScottRSC$284,812$1,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$4,200$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$31,458$3,450
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,850$6,725
Debbie StabenowDMI$21,838$8,500
Jon TesterDMT$11,300$29,200
John ThuneRSD$218,253$7,150
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,523,934$14,900
Mark UdallDCO$38,000$7,250
Tom UdallDNM$12,300$-800
David VitterRLA$153,376$1,000
John E. WalshDMT$8,700$1,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$9,100$1,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$49,175$450
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,500$25,250
Roger F. WickerRMS$15,700$500
Ron WydenDOR$0$2,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$29,400$500
Kelly AyotteRNH$126,294$200
Tammy BaldwinDWI$26,950$2,750
John BarrassoRWY$19,900$1,000
Mark BegichDAK$38,300$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$8,772$13,171
Richard BlumenthalDCT$3,000$2,000
Roy BluntRMO$137,694$28,200
Cory A. BookerDNJ$63,008$11,500
John BoozmanRAR$50,495$500
Barbara BoxerDCA$36,180$14,650
Sherrod BrownDOH$40,300$4,750
Richard BurrRNC$54,900$4,497
Maria CantwellDWA$9,750$2,000
Ben CardinDMD$10,500$2,500
Tom CarperDDE$4,400$1,000
Bob CaseyDPA$23,213$6,500
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,750$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$55,650$1,800
Tom CoburnROK$82,843$0
William Thad CochranRMS$7,500$22,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$22,150$5,500
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$17,550$8,650
Bob CorkerRTN$50,470$2,500
John CornynRTX$117,255$16,500
Mike CrapoRID$0$2,000
Ted CruzRTX$1,627,756$7,200
Joe DonnellyDIN$14,700$2,000
Dick DurbinDIL$5,050$29,100
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$2,000$13,000
Deb FischerRNE$195,771$7,250
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,346,189$10,900
Al FrankenDMN$15,734$3,300
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$79,241$20,550
Lindsey GrahamRSC$59,088$24,950
Chuck GrassleyRIA$48,900$2,000
Kay R. HaganDNC$18,532$5,300
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$1,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$31,450$49,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$36,733$4,500
Heidi HeitkampDND$5,763$3,000
Dean HellerRNV$133,337$443,116
Mazie K. HironoDHI$74,535$0
John HoevenRND$17,250$4,210
Jim InhofeROK$46,325$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$28,250$2,400
Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$155,257$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$1,000$0
Tim KaineDVA$79,783$21,250
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$700$0
Mark KirkRIL$179,799$21,850
Amy KlobucharDMN$12,428$16,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$46,881$24,350
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,250$0
Mike LeeRUT$103,817$1,500
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$3,400$31,900
Ed MarkeyDMA$8,250$1,500
John McCainRAZ$205,343$22,350
Claire McCaskillDMO$26,050$28,600
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$266,556$127,450
Bob MenéndezDNJ$47,000$61,400
Jeff MerkleyDOR$5,210$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$8,350$1,000
Jerry MoranRKS$13,450$1,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$8,550$1,000
Chris MurphyDCT$15,100$9,489
Patty MurrayDWA$7,537$11,200
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$8,250$35,400
Rand PaulRKY$481,458$11,700
Rob PortmanROH$136,396$4,850
Mark L. PryorDAR$40,671$11,800
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$10,600
Harry ReidDNV$32,600$333,872
Jim RischRID$50,602$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$95,467$8,250
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,111,709$20,731
Bernie SandersIVT$2,000$500
Brian SchatzDHI$6,100$12,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$22,828$34,700
Tim ScottRSC$284,812$1,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$4,200$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$31,458$3,450
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,850$6,725
Debbie StabenowDMI$21,838$8,500
Jon TesterDMT$11,300$29,200
John ThuneRSD$218,253$7,150
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,523,934$14,900
Mark UdallDCO$38,000$7,250
Tom UdallDNM$12,300$-800
David VitterRLA$153,376$1,000
John E. WalshDMT$8,700$1,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$9,100$1,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$49,175$450
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$2,500$25,250
Roger F. WickerRMS$15,700$500
Ron WydenDOR$0$2,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,043,639
Minority/Ethnic Groups$818,376
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$491,557
Christian Conservative$61,544

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,649,139
Public official (elected or appointed)$116,172
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