WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) – chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security – released the following statement after their hearing on “Olympic Abuse: The Role of National Governing Bodies in Protecting Our Athletes” today:
“We are grateful to these athletes today who shared their experiences with our committee. There are systemic failings that need to be addressed, not just with admonitions but with meaningful reforms. This committee is committed to making change and determining which flaws exist in the system so that these athletes’ experiences are not replicated in anyone else’s life. We will continue to work with these athletes as our investigation progresses to make certain their testimonies are used to protect the next generation looking to achieve success representing our nation.”
Item to Note:
- On May 22, 2018, Sens. Moran and Blumenthal will hold their next subcommittee hearing regarding this investigation. Further details to come.
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