Texas Reps. Urge Senate To Take Up Tribal Gambling Bill

Law360 (August 10, 2020, 9:19 PM EDT) -- A group of Texas lawmakers called for the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider a bill that would allow two tribes to offer electronic bingo in the state, saying the legislation would generate much-needed jobs and revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin and 18 other House members from Texas urged Sen. John Cornyn, the state's senior senator, in a letter Friday to request a hearing for Babin's Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act, which easily won House passage in July 2019.

The bill, H.R. 759, proposes to amend...

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