US Representative Jason Chaffetz, Online Gambling Antagonist, Won’t Seek Reelection to Congress

US Representative Jason Chaffetz, Online Gambling Antagonist, Won’t Seek Reelection to Congress

US Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is walking away from politics and departing Congress when his term expires in 2018. In an announcement posted to Facebook, the House Oversight Committee president said he’s following the course he is long championed: that general public service should be for the limited time rather than turn into a lifetime career.

US Rep. Jason Chaffetz has had enough of Congress, and that is simply fine with online gambling advocates.

Chaffetz’ departure is good news for on line gambling. The Utahan has become a sponsor that is leading of gaming legislation, primarily his authoring and introducing of RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.

Though RAWA gained little traction in Congress (despite billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s tried persuasion through campaign bucks), Chaffetz saying he’s leaving town is just a welcomed development to many online gamblers and casino operators that are purchased internet gaming.

The Republican legislator has quickly become a rising star in the GOP in recent years, as he’s overseen the Congressional investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail host during her time as US Secretary of State. Chaffetz grilled the former First Lady and Democratic presidential candidate, and the scrutiny provided plenty of headlines and talking points for Republicans and Donald Trump during the election that is recent.

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