Committee to Explore Athlete Safety Efforts

May 11, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Current Issues in American Sports: Protecting the Health and Safety of American Athletes” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This hearing will examine issues under the committee's sports jurisdiction, including efforts to promote athlete safety, anti-doping, and prevent opioid abuse among athletes.

- Dr. Jay Clarence Butler, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
- Ms. Maureen Deutscher, Family Representative, Prescription Opioid Abuse Advisory Committee, South Dakota Department of Health
- Ms. Shelly Pfohl, Chief Executive Officer, United States Center for SafeSport
- Mr. Scott Sailor, President, National Athletic Trainers’ Association
- Dr. Robert Stern, Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
- Ms. Lauryn Williams, True Sport Ambassador, United States Anti-Doping Agency
Hearing Details:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee
This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on