Chairs Rodgers, Bilirakis Announce Hearing on Protecting NIL Rights for College Athletes
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) today announced a subcommittee hearing on Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) titled “Taking the Buzzer Beater to the Bank: Protecting College Athletes’ NIL Dealmaking Rights.”
“Athletes and students should have every opportunity to succeed in life and in the sport they’re passionate about,” said Rodgers and Bilirakis. “E&C is working to ensure a clear set of rules for male and female athletes of every sport to benefit from their name, image, and likeness—at both large and small schools in every state—to preserve the future of college athletics. Given that March Madness is upon us, we look forward to holding this timely hearing and reigniting discussions on how we can protect the rights of young athletes across the country.”
Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce hearing title: “Taking the Buzzer Beater to the Bank: Protecting College Athletes’ NIL Dealmaking Rights.”
WHAT: Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on protecting the name, image, and likeness rights of college athletes.
DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
TIME: 10:30 AM ET
LOCATION: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building
This announcement is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press, and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Jessica Herron at Jessica.Herron@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.