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Letter: Congress has better things to do

Is it just me or is anyone else wondering why our lawmakers are spending so much time discussing football ("Cable discriminates, NFL says," March 6) and steroid use in baseball? Call me crazy, but I think they should be talking about – oh, I don't know – health care, homeland security, global warming, the economy, education, the nation's ever-growing debt and, oh yeah, the war!

I have nothing against sports and I'm not the kind of person who puts up with any kind of discrimination (not even against the poor, defenseless NFL). However, I have to admit, it is not the burning sports issues that keep me awake at night. -- Sue Stine, Spokane

(File photo of Roger Clemens departing from testifying before Congress regarding performance-enhancing drugs.)

Are there any cases in which Congress is justified or obligated to interfere in sports scandals, or is any such involvement a distraction from their jobs?

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