12.16.19

Senator David Perdue Joins Working Group On Student Athlete Compensation

“The only way to find a balanced solution is to ensure all stakeholders have a seat at the table.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined a bipartisan working group to facilitate ongoing discussions about student athlete compensation and related issues. The working group will provide an informal setting for discussions among Members of Congress, and also with collegiate partners, athletes, and experts who wish to engage with lawmakers.

In addition to Perdue, working group members include U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Marco Rubio (R-FL).

“Having spent a portion of my career working in the athletic industry, I know how important it is to preserve the collegiate sports experience while promoting equality for student athletes across all 50 states,” said Senator Perdue, a former CEO of Reebok athletic brand. “The NCAA is right to address student athlete compensation, and the only way to find a balanced solution is to ensure all stakeholders have a seat at the table. This bipartisan working group will provide an informal setting for these discussions and will hopefully produce solutions to prevent any state, school, or student from being at a disadvantage.”

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 When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.