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Armstrong’s Allies Turn To Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong’s legal problems seemed to be over when the Justice Department decided not to prosecute him for taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Now the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has weighed in with its own investigation of the seven-time Tour de France cycling champion and Armstrong’s supporters are turning to Capitol Hill for help.

On Tuesday, the office of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said she met in June with the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s CEO and its chief lobbyist to discuss domestic and international cancer care as well as the possible consequences to the foundation from the proceeding against Armstrong.

As a Texas-based nonprofit, the foundation has had a longstanding relationship with Hutchison, a Texas Republican who is a member of the Senate Cancer Caucus.

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