U.S. Rep To Hold Briefing On Economic Effects Of NFL Lockout
U.S. Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) will hold a Congressional briefing on the potential economic impacts of an NFL lockout tomorrow at 1:00pm ET in DC, said Drew Stout, Jackson's press secretary. "She wants to convene a Congressional briefing on what an NFL lockout’s potential negative effects would be on jobs and small business," Stout said. The briefing is planned to be held in the Rayburn House Building on Capitol Hill.
Neither the NFL nor the NFLPA have asked Jackson to hold the briefing, but both sides have been contacted to participate in the briefing, Stout said. A list of attendees has not yet been finalized, Stout said. Stout: "It is not technically a hearing, it is a briefing that is being initiated by the Congresswoman. She is leading an investigation on the ripple effect that a lockout would have on those connected to the teams either directly or through a related business."