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					The Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Members
Name                                         Website
Cliff Stearns, Florida (Chairman)            http://www.house.gov/stearns/
Fred Upton, Michigan                         http://www.house.gov/upton/
Nathan Deal, Georgia                         http://www.house.gov/deal/
Barbara Cubin, Wyoming                       http://www.house.gov/cubin/
George Radanovich, California                http://www.house.gov/radanovich/
Charles F. Bass, New Hampshire               http://www.house.gov/bass/
Joseph R. Pitts, Pennsylvania                http://www.house.gov/pitts/
Mary Bono, California                        http://www.house.gov/bono/
Lee Terry, Nebraska                          http://leeterry.house.gov/
Mike Ferguson, New Jersey                    http://www.house.gov/ferguson/
Mike Rogers, Michigan                        http://www.mikerogers.house.gov/
C.L. "Butch" Otter, Idaho                    http://www.house.gov/otter/
Sue Myrick, North Carolina                   http://myrick.house.gov/
Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania                     http://murphy.house.gov/
Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee                  http://www.house.gov/blackburn/
Joe Barton, Texas (Ex Officio)               http://joebarton.house.gov/
 Jan Schakowsky, Illinois (Ranking Member)   http://www.house.gov/schakowsky/
Mike Ross, Arkansas                          http://www.house.gov/ross/
Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts              http://www.house.gov/markey/
Edolphus Towns, New York                     http://www.house.gov/towns/
Sherrod Brown, Ohio                          http://www.house.gov/sherrodbrown/
Bobby L. Rush, Illinois                      http://www.house.gov/rush/
Gene Green, Texas                            http://www.house.gov/green/
Ted Strickland, Ohio                         http://www.house.gov/strickland/
Diana DeGette, Colorado                      http://www.house.gov/degette/
Jim Davis, Florida                           http://www.house.gov/jimdavis/
Charles A. Gonzalez, Texas                   http://gonzalez.house.gov/
Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin                     http://tammybaldwin.house.gov/
John D. Dingell, Michigan (Ex Officio)       http://www.house.gov/dingell/

Committee as a whole

http://energycommerce.house.gov/107/feedback.htm

The Committee on Energy and Commerce
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-2927

Things to remember

Phone calls and snail mail letters carry more weight than e-mail.
Your comments are more important if you live in their district. If you do, let them know.
I've included the phone numbers for their Washington offices. There is e-mail and snail mail contact info for a

Do be polite and respectful.
Don't focus too much on your team.
Congress doesn't care if your team won/lost/got screwed.
Congress isn't in the business of making sure that your team prospers.
Congress doesn't care what bowl game you think your team deserves.
Congress IS interested in making sure that there isn't a monolpolistic system that locks o
Do point out the unfairness of automatic qualifiers for some conferences but not others.
Do point out the financial inequity of the system
Do Illustrate with examples from past years, do not make stuff up.


Helpful ideas

Politicians need to work together to get anything done. It is difficult (and bad form) to badmouth other politic

The Senate looked into similar stuff in 2003. Reference Orin Hatch's comments from that hearing.

The committee's chairman (Congressman Joe Barton) has made public comments. Use them
(example: "College football is not just an exhilarating sport, but a billion-dollar business that Congress cannot
mmerce

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ents from that hearing.

ments. Use them
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