Ernst Calls for Passage of Bill to Protect U.S. Athletes from Sexual Abuse

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, along with a bipartisan group of Senators and former members of the U.S.A. Gymnastics national team, held a press conference today to call on Congress to pass legislation to require the immediate reporting of suspected sexual abuse at facilities under the jurisdiction of U.S. amateur athletics governing bodies. Additionally, the bipartisan legislation would require U.S. amateur sports organizations to put policies in place to ensure the prevention of sexual abuse in the first place.

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