Rush Calls for Congressional Oversight Hearing on Major League Baseball Cheating Scandal
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J), Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations Chairwoman Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), and Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Commerce Chairwoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) urging the Subcommittees on Oversight & Investigations and Consumer Protection & Commerce to hold oversight hearings regarding the recently reported Major League Baseball cheating scandal.
“It is clear that Major League Baseball is firmly in the midst of an ethical crisis. Cheating in any sport is anathema, especially in professional sports. Many children, and adults for that matter, look up to professional athletes as a testament to the American dream and what is possible through hard work and determination. This latest fiasco is nothing short of a gut punch to those ideals.
“Therefore, I would like to request a hearing be held by the Subcommittees on Oversight & Investigations and Consumer Protection & Commerce on this issue. We must use this oversight of organized sports to maintain the highest ethical standards,” said Rep. Rush.
A full copy of the letter can be viewed here: