"Chairman Thune, Subcommittee Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Blumenthal, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee.
"My name is
"In April, this committee heard testimony from Mr.
1. Increase funding for the
2. Create a coordinated SafeSport public awareness campaign that all national governing bodies can use and support in solidarity. This campaign should be created by experienced child-welfare professionals with a goal to educate athletes, parents, coaches and all who work with young athletes to be vigilant, informed and reactive to all forms of abuse.
3. Provide a national database of banned and suspended persons, searchable by name, sport, state and region.
4. Amend the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act to give subpoena power to the
5. Finally, at some point in the near future, expand the reach of the
"Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this topic. I am happy to respond to any questions members of the Subcommittee may have."