Congressman Ed Pastor Joins Congressman Trent Franks in Opposing Tohono O'odham Nation Proposal for West Valley Casino
Congressman Ed Pastor has joined Congressman Trent Franks's efforts to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the West Valley.
Congressman Ed Pastor
We called his office to ask why he supported HR 1410, the proposed law, tailor-made for the Gila River Indian Community, an Indian tribe with the West Valley's only casino.
A second casino -- especially one built into a resort with dining and shopping amenities, as the Nation plans -- no doubt would draw away gaming enthusiasts from GRIC's casino and deliver a blow to its gaming revenues.
Pastor didn't return our calls.
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