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The New York Daily News reports today that the leaders of a second congressional panel have asked World Wrestling Entertainment for information about its steroid-testing program and said they may hold hearings later this year on drugs in pro wrestling.

Congressman Stearns’s Commitee Also Sends Letter to WWE

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

The New York Daily News reports today that the leaders of a second congressional panel have asked World Wrestling Entertainment for information about its steroid-testing program and said they may hold hearings later this year on drugs in pro wrestling. See “More pols want WWE testing info,” http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more_sports/2007/08/02/2007-08-02_more_pols_want_wwe_testing_info.html.

Representative Bobby Rush, an Illinois Democrat and chair of the House Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, and Representative Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican and the subcommittee’s ranking minority member, sent their letter to WWE chairman Vince McMahon days after a similar one was dispatched by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Stearns has been calling for congressional hearings since shortly after the June double-murder suicide in Georgia of wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife, and their 7-year-old son. “I am encouraged that a hearing may be held this fall,” Stearns said.

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