Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Calls for House Judiciary Committee Hearing Into Online Fantasy Sports Industry

Oct 6, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the need for transparency and accountability in the fantasy sports industry:

“The recent revelation of possible impropriety and improper access to information at a popular online fantasy sports company is deeply troubling. The fantasy sports industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar giant that appears to be spiraling out of control, devoid of transparency and accountability. This is not the Wild West. The House Judiciary Committee should convene a hearing into the practices of online fantasy sports companies immediately. It is time to determine whether permitting a multi-billion dollar industry to police itself serves the best interests of the American people.”

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