Sens. (D-Conn.) and (R-Kan.) proposed legislation on Tuesday that aims to protect Olympic and amateur athletes, in the wake of the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor .
The is a bipartisan effort to give Congress more oversight and control over governing organizations in Olympic sports, such as the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. Blumenthal and Moran announced the proposal in a press release to reporters.
“We have been incredibly moved by the courage of the survivors of abuse who have shared their stories with us and the world,” the senators said.
“We draw motivation from their unwavering commitment to work with us to prevent the abuse of any young athlete in the future