US Senate weighs in on women’s hockey boycott – Los Angeles Times

Just days before the women’s world championships, a group of U.S. senators has written a letter urging USA Hockey to reach a settlement with top American players who have vowed to boycott the tournament.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.–Mass.) and more than a dozen of her colleagues raised concerns on Monday about whether the women’s team is receiving “appropriate compensation.”

“These elite athletes indeed deserve fairness and respect, and we hope you will be a leader on this issue as women continue to push for equality in athletics,” the letter stated.

The boycotting players said earlier they were awaiting news from a last-minute USA Hockey board meeting that could resolve the differences the two sides discussed during recent East Coast talks.

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