House Oversight Committee Agrees to Maloney Request for Investigation Into Larry Nassar Scandal

Feb 8, 2018
Press Release
Committee sends letters to US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, Inc., Michigan State University, Twistars USA Gymnastics Club, and Karolyi Ranch

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee agreed to Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney’s request last month to launch an investigation into the Larry Nassar scandal. Rep. Maloney (D-NY) joined Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-VA), and Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK) in sending letters to the US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, Inc., Michigan State University, Twistars USA Gymnastics Club and Karolyi Ranch.

“Our nation’s preeminent athletic association and a leading university allowed one of the worst child abusers in history to get away with horrific crimes against young girls for nearly 20 years. That’s why I called for this investigation and I’m pleased the committee has agreed to launch one.

“Mr. Nassar’s trial was only the first phase in finding justice. We owe to each of his victims, and every young athlete in these programs, a thorough and comprehensive investigation, independent from the US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University. While Mr. Nassar has been brought to justice, albeit belatedly, we must investigate the systemic failure that enabled him to commit these horrific abuses over so many years, and ensure that necessary reforms are made to protect all students, athletes, and patients in the future.”

You can read the letters here.