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Senate Committee Okays Bill Establishing Boxing Commission

McCain Sponsoring Bill To
Establish Federal Boxing Commission
The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday “approved a bill that would set up a federal commission to regulate boxing,” according to the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The measure, sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), was “included in a package of six bills passed by the Senate Commerce Committee in a voice vote without debate of amendments.” The bill would establish a federal boxing commission of three members appointed by the president and approved by the Senate. The commission would employ an executive director to “perform administrative functions.” The bill would also create “uniform standards and regulations ‘to improve the safety, integrity and professionalism,’ of boxing” and would require the licensing of boxers, managers and promoters (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 2/14).

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