Jon Kyl Holding Up Appointments for US Treasury

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Jagajeet Chiba
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Online gambling foe Jon Kyl is reportedly making things very difficult on the US Treasury by holding up appointments for officials in key international finance and tax offices. Recent Poker suggests that this issue may be due to his disappointment that the ban on Internet financial transactions with online gambling companies has not been implemented.

Last month, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner allowed for a 6 month delay in implementation of the policy enforcement for online gambling prohibition.  Kyl was a so-author of the law that bans most forms of online gambling, aptly titled the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA). 

From Recent Poker:

Confirmation of the disquiet the appointment delays are causing comes in the comments of ex-head of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, who is quoted as saying on a talk-show: "Here we are on December 29, almost a year after the [Obama presidential] Inauguration, and there is no Under Secretary of the Treasury. 
"How can we run a government in the middle of a financial crisis without doing the ordinary, garden-variety administrative work of filling the relevant agencies?"

In the past, the Arizona Senator has made it a point to spearhead efforts to enforce the regulations including sending a letter out to then President Bush, urging him to understand the dangers online gambling poses to America's youth.

Kyl has made it a mission to ban gambling on the Web since 1998.

Jagajeet Chiba, 

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