GOP lawmakers are joining Dems who want to examine domestic violence in the league.
The administration calls recent domestic abuse allegations "really deeply troubling."
The speech comes amid swirling controversy over the NFL's handling of the issue.
"That player should've been fired immediately,” Gillibrand said.
Boehner says a vote will come next week as GOP grapples with Obama's Syria request.
The senator said the NFL commish should call in Condoleezza Rice for help.
The New Jersey Republican played with the Philadelphia Eagles for eight seasons.
Video of Rice punching his fiancée in an elevator has surfaced.
Michael Sam revealed his sexual orientation to ESPN over the weekend.
Obama said that he believed NFL players “know what they’re doing” and understood risks.
“I know there are contracts, but this has gone on too long," she said.
The destructive consequences of physical punishment extend far beyond childhood.
Former Rep. Giffords's group wants tougher laws keeping accused abusers from having guns.
The controversial owner backed NFL chief for having "best interests of football at heart."
The New York senator said Rice should have been fired earlier.
The Baltimore running back lost his job after video emerged of him punching his then-fiancee.
Several Democratic lawmakers criticized the NFL for being too lenient.
Video is "powerful evidence" that should lead to stronger punishment.
A spokesman from the Washington team shot back at the request.