A months-long effort to pass federal Internet gambling legislation appears to have gained little, if any, ground in the current lame duck session of Congress.
When asked about prospects of the legislation, key Democratic and Republican players on the issue both said the same thing: talk to the other side.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, went on to once again blame the lack of Republican support, while Arizona’s Republican Senator Jon Kyl said he and Reid had not even discussed the issue recently.
“Talk to the Republicans,” Reid said at his weekly Capitol Hill hallway press conference on Tuesday. “I mean, it’s up to them.”
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