Congressman Joe Barton from Texas has just introduced HR 2366 The Online Poker Act of 2011 to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. This bill has been in the works for a while, and the poker community is very excited that it has finally been released.

There is a lot of work to be done, as support and momentum for this bill must be built. Direct from Joe Barton’s mouth, he says that people who support online poker need to contact their congressmen and senators, ask them to co-sponsor this bill, and ask them to vote for it when the time comes.

I’m happy to say that there is currently a growing grass-roots movement on facebook to support online poker legislation. Here is a list of congresspeople sitting on the Energy and Commerce committee… take a quick look at a few of their facebook walls and you will see what I mean. 🙂

In contrast to phone calls, letter writing, and emails (which are all still very important), the facebook posting is exciting because it’s easy to see how many people are participating and how much the momentum has increased over the last couple of weeks.

I have added a popvox link to the sidebar for HR 2366. If you haven’t yet, please click that link (or go here) and express your support for the bill. At the time of this post, 35 people for, zero against. 🙂

Finally, here is a list of important lists: