Republicans will end the House of Commanders overhaul in 2023

Congressional probe into Washington commanders will end when Republicans take over early next year, according to senior party member of US House oversight and reform committee that examined workplace culture of the NFL team.

“It’s over,” Kentucky Rep. James Comer said in a brief statement, which came after the Associated Press and other outlets predicted Republicans would win a narrow House majority for the 118th Congress that will begin meeting on January 3.

Democrats led by New York Chair Carolyn Maloney and Illinois Consumer and Economic Policy Subcommittee Chair Raja Krishnamoorthi have chaired the investigation since last year. Comer promised over the summer to stop it if Republicans gained control of the House from the midterm elections, as expected.

The team in a statement through counsel praised the decision to drop the case.

“We applaud Rep. Comer for his leadership in ending a private company investigation, which was correctly described by sitting Congressmen as a ‘sham’ and ‘abuse of power,'” attorneys John Brownlee and Stuart Nash said, adding that the survey didn’t interview any current employees and was based largely on those who were fired or left the organization.

“The Congressional investigation has added nothing of value to this process and, indeed, the independent firm (Vestry Laight that is) that monitors Commanders’ workplace improvements has identified the investigation as a roadblock to further progress.”

A spokesman for the House Oversight Committee said there have been no updates on the investigation, which included virtual testimony from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a public hearing and a virtual private deposition from Washington owner Dan Snyder that lasted for more. of 10 hours, the contents of which have yet to be released.

“The Committee selectively leaked witness testimony as it buried evidence, such as Mr. Snyder’s deposition, which refutes the Committee’s preconceived narrative,” Brownlee and Nash said in their statement.

Congress was overseeing one of several ongoing investigations into the team, with the league’s latest review led by former United States Attorney Mary Jo White still ongoing. Last week, the District of Columbia sued Snyder, the Commanders, Goodell and the NFL in a consumer protection civil lawsuit for colluding to deceive fans by lying in the first workplace misconduct investigation to come. concluded in July 2021 and included the team being fined $10 million.

Dan and wife Tanya recently took on a firm to explore possible transactions, which could include the sale of part or all of the team that Snyder has owned since 1999.

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