Senate Backs Pay Equity Legislation for Team USA Athletes

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Dec. 9, 2022, 2:33 AM

The Senate passed legislation by voice vote Thursday that aims to guarantee equal pay for men and women representing the US in international amateur athletic competitions.

The legislation (S. 2333) would require the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the governing bodies of individual sports to develop and implement policies to ensure equal compensation of benefits, medical care, travel arrangements and pay for athletes, regardless of gender. Annual reports would have to be filed with Congress to ensure compliance.

The Senate signed off on changes made in June by the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee before passing the …

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