Protecting Our Nation's Student-Athletes
In August, 2014, Tony formed the bipartisan Congressional Student-Athlete Protection Caucus. The Caucus was founded to both inform Congressional members about physical, academic and financial issues faced by student-athletes, and to ensure that all student-athletes participating in collegiate athletics are treated fairly and are provided with the educational promise that is at the heart of collegiate athletics.
In November 2013, Tony introduced the Collegiate Student Athlete Protection Act (CSAP) which also would create scholarship and concussion protections, while requiring universities to provide full medical coverage for student-athletes. Giving our student-athletes the same protections that any other American receives when they trade their work for compensation is the only just, fair thing to do.