Congressman Amash opposes bill responding to Nassar sex abuse scandal

Amash says why he voted no on bill

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The House voted 406-3 Monday to require amateur athletic governing bodies to promptly report incidents of abuse, a response to a sex abuse scandal in USA Gymnastics uncovered by IndyStar.

Backers of the bill hope it will pass the Senate in time to be sent to President Trump for his signature before the Winter Olympics begin Feb. 9.

U.S. House responds to Nassar sex abuse scandal

Among those opposing is West Michigan Republican Justin Amash. The U.S. Representative explained why he voted no to the bill in a Facebook post

Supporters hope this bill will pass the Senate in time that President Trump can sign it before the Winter Olympics, which begin next Friday.

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