US Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is walking away from politics and Congress that is departing when term expires in 2018. In an announcement posted to Facebook, the House Oversight Committee chairman said he is after the path he’s long championed: that public service must be for the limited time rather than turn into a lifetime career.
US Rep. Jason Chaffetz has taken in enough of Congress, and that’s just fine with online gambling advocates.
Chaffetz’ departure is good news for on line gambling. The Utahan is a sponsor that is leading of gaming legislation, mainly his authoring and introducing of RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.
Though RAWA gained traction that is little 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 invested in 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 use of a private email server during her time as United States 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.