More Boss Talk

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) is once again calling for the passage of his Boss ticketing act in Congress following a Washington Post report that uncovered officials for the NFL’s Washington Redskins selling tickets directly to scalpers.

“This is just one of the many corrupt business practices in the ticketing industry that my legislation … seeks to curtail,” Pascrell wrote in a letter to congressional colleagues. “The bill would have prevented Redskins fans from being deceived and overcharged in this instance by requiring the distribution method of each ticket be publicly disclosed, prohibiting employees of the Redskins organization from knowingly selling tickets to scalpers, and requiring the organization to disclose when it sells tickets directly on the secondary market.”

Pascrell is an outspoken opponent of the pending Ticketmaster / Live Nation merger and testified before the House Judiciary Committee against the deal earlier this year.