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S. 1668 - Restoration of America's Wire Act

114th Congress (2015-2016) 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. 1668 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

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
Introduced6/24/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/24/2015
6/24/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
6/24/2015Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Department, variety & convenience stores
General business associations
Christian Conservative
Casinos, racetracks & gambling (split)
Republican/Conservative (split)
3.9 times as much
$106,651
$1,941,921
$683,423
$2,731,995
$43,350
$541,918
$113,000
$698,268

opposed this bill

Police & firefighters unions & associations
Public official (elected or appointed)
Fiscal & tax policy
Casinos, racetracks & gambling (split)
Republican/Conservative (split)
10 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

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

10 organizations supported this bill

American Principles Project
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Bonanza Casino
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Christian Family Coalition
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Concerned Women for America
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Corporate Whistleblower Center
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Frontiers of Freedom
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Latino Coalition
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Let Freedom Ring
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.
Liberty Counsel
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (2015, June 29). New Bipartisan Bill in Senate Aims to Restore Ban on Internet Gambling. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from PR Newswire.

5 organizations opposed this bill

Americans for Tax Reform
McAuliffe, Katie (2015, June 26). Lindsey Graham Introduces Restoration of America’s Wire Act in Senate. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from ATR.
Campaign for Liberty
Stiles, Megan (2015, June 25). Why do Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio Hate the Internet so much?. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from Campaign for Liberty.
Center for Individual Freedom
Lee, Timothy (2015, June 26). Senators Graham and Rubio Unwisely Reintroduce Nationwide Online Gaming Ban Legislation. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from Center for Individual Freedom.
Democratic Governors Association
Bullock, Steve & Hassan, Maggie Wood (2015, March 17). Letter to Senators McConnell, Reid, Boehner and Pelosi from DGA Chair Governor Bullock. Retrieved September 4, 2015, from Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection.
Poker Players Alliance
Poker Players Alliance (2015, June 24). PPA Disappointed in Senator Graham’s Poor Timing to Advance Bad Policy on Internet Poker. Retrieved June 29, 2015, from Poker Players Alliance.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$34,200$250
Kelly AyotteRNH$37,730$5,000
Tammy BaldwinDWI$8,312$12,250
John BarrassoRWY$29,250$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$39,500$12,150
Richard BlumenthalDCT$28,550$11,500
Roy BluntRMO$52,000$10,500
Cory A. BookerDNJ$23,050$13,500
John BoozmanRAR$72,095$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$30,500$16,750
Richard BurrRNC$48,600$0
Maria CantwellDWA$12,200$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$24,000$12,500
Ben CardinDMD$22,500$10,000
Tom CarperDDE$28,000$10,000
Bob CaseyDPA$28,950$11,250
Bill CassidyRLA$8,500$1,918
Daniel CoatsRIN$6,000$1,000
William Thad CochranRMS$38,000$7,500
Susan M. CollinsRME$33,500$10,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$18,000$11,000
Bob CorkerRTN$9,500$0
John CornynRTX$42,850$12,000
Tom CottonRAR$72,426$6,700
Mike CrapoRID$34,500$7,700
Ted CruzRTX$31,939$14,250
Steve DainesRMT$48,501$5,200
Joe DonnellyDIN$12,000$10,250
Dick DurbinDIL$47,000$16,200
Mike EnziRWY$44,500$0
Joni ErnstRIA$22,020$3,100
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$22,000$10,000
Deb FischerRNE$27,050$5,250
Jeff FlakeRAZ$3,900$500
Al FrankenDMN$14,600$10,250
Cory GardnerRCO$68,950$500
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$31,000$15,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$40,500$1,750
Chuck GrassleyRIA$54,413$3,700
Orrin G. HatchRUT$37,500$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$12,000$12,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$14,900$10,000
Dean HellerRNV$39,500$500
Mazie K. HironoDHI$7,750$10,000
John HoevenRND$15,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$29,300$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$26,350$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$32,325$1,250
Tim KaineDVA$11,000$19,000
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$9,500$5,000
Mark KirkRIL$27,500$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$70,175$25,200
James LankfordROK$35,950$11,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$9,750$15,250
Mike LeeRUT$15,200$500
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$38,000$10,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$25,473$15,000
John McCainRAZ$26,200$10,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$23,700$19,900
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$69,100$5,950
Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,900$11,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$12,750$10,500
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,500$5,000
Jerry MoranRKS$31,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$27,000$11,000
Chris MurphyDCT$1,000$13,200
Patty MurrayDWA$22,300$10,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,300$16,250
Rand PaulRKY$10,346$2,500
David PerdueRGA$20,200$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$12,500
Rob PortmanROH$75,800$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$27,500$10,000
Harry ReidDNV$17,500$0
Jim RischRID$19,000$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$24,500$1,000
Mike RoundsRSD$30,400$3,500
Marco RubioRFL$56,490$6,800
Bernie SandersIVT$0$10,500
Ben SasseRNE$15,901$0
Brian SchatzDHI$24,700$15,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$43,598$11,000
Tim ScottRSC$60,800$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$10,500$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$13,000$10,750
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,500$1,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$19,500$10,000
Dan SullivanRAK$15,350$5,200
Jon TesterDMT$15,300$15,250
John ThuneRSD$36,830$5,000
Thom TillisRNC$45,550$10,350
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$45,675$500
Tom UdallDNM$10,000$10,000
David VitterRLA$5,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$36,950$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,896$6,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$19,500$13,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$23,200$0
Ron WydenDOR$44,000$10,000

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$34,200$250
Kelly AyotteRNH$37,730$5,000
Tammy BaldwinDWI$8,312$12,250
John BarrassoRWY$29,250$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$39,500$12,150
Richard BlumenthalDCT$28,550$11,500
Roy BluntRMO$52,000$10,500
Cory A. BookerDNJ$23,050$13,500
John BoozmanRAR$72,095$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$30,500$16,750
Richard BurrRNC$48,600$0
Maria CantwellDWA$12,200$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$24,000$12,500
Ben CardinDMD$22,500$10,000
Tom CarperDDE$28,000$10,000
Bob CaseyDPA$28,950$11,250
Bill CassidyRLA$8,500$1,918
Daniel CoatsRIN$6,000$1,000
William Thad CochranRMS$38,000$7,500
Susan M. CollinsRME$33,500$10,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$18,000$11,000
Bob CorkerRTN$9,500$0
John CornynRTX$42,850$12,000
Tom CottonRAR$72,426$6,700
Mike CrapoRID$34,500$7,700
Ted CruzRTX$31,939$14,250
Steve DainesRMT$48,501$5,200
Joe DonnellyDIN$12,000$10,250
Dick DurbinDIL$47,000$16,200
Mike EnziRWY$44,500$0
Joni ErnstRIA$22,020$3,100
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$22,000$10,000
Deb FischerRNE$27,050$5,250
Jeff FlakeRAZ$3,900$500
Al FrankenDMN$14,600$10,250
Cory GardnerRCO$68,950$500
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$31,000$15,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$40,500$1,750
Chuck GrassleyRIA$54,413$3,700
Orrin G. HatchRUT$37,500$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$12,000$12,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$14,900$10,000
Dean HellerRNV$39,500$500
Mazie K. HironoDHI$7,750$10,000
John HoevenRND$15,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$29,300$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$26,350$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$32,325$1,250
Tim KaineDVA$11,000$19,000
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$9,500$5,000
Mark KirkRIL$27,500$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$70,175$25,200
James LankfordROK$35,950$11,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$9,750$15,250
Mike LeeRUT$15,200$500
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$38,000$10,000
Ed MarkeyDMA$25,473$15,000
John McCainRAZ$26,200$10,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$23,700$19,900
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$69,100$5,950
Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,900$11,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$12,750$10,500
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$2,500$5,000
Jerry MoranRKS$31,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$27,000$11,000
Chris MurphyDCT$1,000$13,200
Patty MurrayDWA$22,300$10,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$18,300$16,250
Rand PaulRKY$10,346$2,500
David PerdueRGA$20,200$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$0$12,500
Rob PortmanROH$75,800$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$27,500$10,000
Harry ReidDNV$17,500$0
Jim RischRID$19,000$1,000
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$24,500$1,000
Mike RoundsRSD$30,400$3,500
Marco RubioRFL$56,490$6,800
Bernie SandersIVT$0$10,500
Ben SasseRNE$15,901$0
Brian SchatzDHI$24,700$15,000
Chuck SchumerDNY$43,598$11,000
Tim ScottRSC$60,800$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$10,500$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$13,000$10,750
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,500$1,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$19,500$10,000
Dan SullivanRAK$15,350$5,200
Jon TesterDMT$15,300$15,250
John ThuneRSD$36,830$5,000
Thom TillisRNC$45,550$10,350
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$45,675$500
Tom UdallDNM$10,000$10,000
David VitterRLA$5,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$36,950$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,896$6,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$19,500$13,000
Roger F. WickerRMS$23,200$0
Ron WydenDOR$44,000$10,000

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,691,492
General business associations$683,423
Christian Conservative$106,651

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,691,492
Police & firefighters unions & associations$541,918
Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
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