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 home Oversight Committee president said he’s following the path he’s long championed: that public service should be for the limited time and not become a life time career.

US Rep. Jason Chaffetz has taken enough of Congress, and that’s simply fine with online gambling advocates.

Chaffetz’ departure is good news for online gambling. The Utahan is a huge sponsor that is leading of gaming legislation, mainly his authoring and introducing of RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.

Though RAWA gained small 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 dedicated to internet gaming.

The Republican legislator has swiftly become a rising star in the GOP in recent years, as he’s overseen the Congressional investigation into Hillary Clinton’s usage of a personal email server during her time as United States Secretary of State. Chaffetz grilled the previous First Lady and Democratic presidential candidate, and the scrutiny provided plenty of headlines and talking points for Republicans and Donald Trump during the recent election.

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