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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) – chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection – released the following statement on the U.S. Olympics Committee initiating the process to decertify USA Gymnastics as a national governing body:

“This discipline reflects USA Gymnastics’ horrific failure to protect its athletes. The U.S. Olympic Committee has heeded our call to act aggressively against sexual abuse tolerated by its own governing bodies. Survivors deserve so much better than USAG’s cruelty and systemic mismanagement. We hope today’s decision of USAG is a signal that the USOC will be much more vigilant in protecting athletes and survivors when others fail them.”

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