BCS House Vote: Congress To Vote On College Football Playoff

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JOHN D. MCKINNON Wall Street Journal

House lawmakers are gearing up for a vote as soon as next week on a bill aimed at forcing a national college-football playoff.

Approval of the legislation by an Energy and Commerce subcommittee would represent the most significant action yet by Congress in its oversight of college football. The plans for a markup next week -- still tentative as of late Friday -- appeared to signal growing congressional support for the idea, which President Barack Obama also backed during the 2008 campaign.

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