Updated: Oct 18
UPDATE 10/18/23: The Congressional Oversight and Investigations Hearing on SafeSport scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th has been postponed. To see the individual testimony of the witnesses, including former U.S. Soccer player Mana Shim, go the hearing website and "View Agenda." Also see the Hearing Memo for additional background.
“Timeout: Evaluating Safety Measures Implemented to Protect Athletes.”
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. EDT regarding the U.S. Center for SafeSport and Preventing Athlete Abuse.
The committee members will hear testimony from Mana Shim, Chair of the U.S. Soccer Federation Participant Safety Task Force; Ju'Riese Colón, CEO of U.S. Center for SafeSport; Professor Marci Hamilton, CEO Child USA, and Craig Cress, CEO of USA Softball.
The hearing will be live-streamed and viewed at this link: https://energycommerce.house.gov/events/oversight-and-investigations-hearing-timeout-evaluating-safety-measures-implemented-to-protect-athletes
Here is the press release for the hearing. https://energycommerce.house.gov/posts/chairs-rodgers-and-griffith-announce-oversight-hearing-on-u-s-center-for-safe-sport-and-preventing-athlete-abuse
If your schedule allows, WFencing encourages you to view the hearing. This issue is one of our priorities, and we are glad to see Congressional leaders take up the cause of athlete safety.