ICYMI: Ranking Member Scott Leads Opposition to Politics Over Participation Act

WASHINGTON – House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) delivered the following remarks during yesterday’s floor debate on H.R. 735, the Politics Over Participation Act.

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View Ranking Member Scott’s floor remarks on YouTube.

“Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

“Mr. Chairman, this bill is a mean-spirited attack on transgender women and girls’ participation in sports.

“It essentially requires women and girls to ‘prove their gender.’ In Kansas, where a similar bill was passed, students could be forced to have invasive inspections of their body parts.

“The bottom line is that we should let parents, doctors, and sports organizations do their jobs to protect student athletes. For example, the NCAA supports a sport-by-sport approach to transgender students’ participation and high school leagues are also dealing with the issue.

We should focus our time on ensuring that children in America reach their full potential through high-quality public education.

“I urge my colleagues to oppose H.R. 734, and I yield back the balance of my time.”


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