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) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
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
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2009 For $37,918 Against $5,200
  2. March - April 2009 For $117,281 Against $30,500
  3. May - June 2009 For $641,128 Against $89,800
  4. July - August 2009 For $149,244 Against $72,800
  5. September - October 2009 For $228,235 Against $112,500
  6. November - December 2009 For $327,116 Against $35,200
  7. January - February 2010 For $278,407 Against $42,850
  8. March - April 2010 For $490,103 Against $53,325
  9. May - June 2010 For $678,028 Against $73,250
  10. July - August 2010 For $449,935 Against $61,248
  11. September - October 2010 For $1,054,258 Against $89,989
  12. November - December 2010 For $55,660 Against $41,788
  13. January - February 2011 For $166,600 Against $25,250
  14. March - April 2011 For $251,013 Against $72,500
  15. May - June 2011 For $322,551 Against $59,750
  16. July - August 2011 For $145,276 Against $19,000
  17. September - October 2011 For $334,605 Against $65,200
  18. November - December 2011 For $264,105 Against $91,100
  19. January - February 2012 For $196,587 Against $37,000
  20. March - April 2012 For $342,064 Against $105,232
  21. May - June 2012 For $448,116 Against $62,900
  22. July - August 2012 For $412,007 Against $17,650
  23. September - October 2012 For $883,571 Against $50,060
  24. November - December 2012 For $141,611 Against $5,789
  25. January - February 2013 For $25,550 Against $8,800
  26. March - April 2013 For $164,654 Against $40,350
  27. May - June 2013 For $165,002 Against $27,050
  28. July - August 2013 For $129,455 Against $84,280
  29. September - October 2013 For $215,132 Against $43,750
  30. November - December 2013 For $234,921 Against $19,700
  31. January - February 2014 For $111,341 Against $27,600
  32. March - April 2014 For $193,787 Against $51,600
  33. May - June 2014 For $178,367 Against $40,150
  34. July - August 2014 For $102,951 Against $59,000
  35. September - October 2014 For $366,622 Against $30,600
  36. November - December 2014 For $111,915 Against $12,550

Votes

    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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