According to Purdum, the hearing is scheduled for June 26, and it comes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a nearly nationwide ban on sports betting.
A week after the ruling, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement asking elected officials "to enact uniform standards for states that choose to legalize sports betting."
Goodell also listed four conditions the NFL wants to see Congress pursue: consumer protections, specific protections for the intellectual property of major sports leagues, readily available league data for fans and the ability for law enforcement officials to "penalize bad actors here at home and abroad."
According to ESPN's Ryan Rodenberg, sports betting is fully legal in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, while Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Mississippi have passed legislation in preparation for legalization. Bills are also on the table in another 15 states.
Although sports gambling is legalized on a state-by-state basis, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced in May he planned to help Congress work toward setting a broad set of rules that would apply across the country.