February 13th, 2008
07:43 PM ET

Erica Hill: Congress and Baseball

It was nearly impossible to turn away from today’s hearing on Capitol Hill and the “he said/he said” between star pitcher Roger Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee.

Clearly someone is lying… but that’s not the biggest question here.  For many Americans, who’s telling the truth comes in a distant second to why Congress is spending so much time worrying about alleged steroid use in professional sports.

Bob David responded to Gary Tuchman’s blog earlier today asking why the government was involved to begin with, saying: “Our tax dollars could be used for greater things.”

John in Ohio asked “Is this really the most pressing issue in America? The war in Iraq, People losing their homes, The economy on the edge seem more important.”

So why is Congress so concerned with steroids? And what do they say to those questioning whether this is the best way to spend their time in Washington? I’ll have those answers for you tonight.

– Erica Hill, 360° Correspondent

Program note: Erica joins 360° from New York tonight – her new home at CNN. We are all very excited!

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