US Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is walking away from politics and departing Congress when his term expires in 2018. The House Oversight Committee chairman said he’s following the path he’s long championed: that public service should be for a limited time and not become a lifetime career in an announcement posted to Facebook.
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 is a leading sponsor of anti-internet gaming legislation, primarily their authoring and introducing of RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.
Though RAWA gained small traction in Congress (despite billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s attempted persuasion through campaign dollars), Chaffetz saying he’s making town is really a welcomed development to many online gamblers and casino operators that are purchased internet gaming.
The Republican legislator has swiftly become a star that is rising the GOP in recent years, as he’s overseen the Congressional investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email 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.