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Introduced in House (07/23/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3917


To prohibit the use of funds for the 2026 World Cup unless the United States Soccer Federation provides equitable pay to the members of the United States Women’s National Team and the United States Men’s National Team.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 23, 2019

Ms. Matsui (for herself, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. Haaland, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Rush, Mr. Pascrell, Ms. Wild, Mr. Payne, Mr. Ryan, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Rose of New York, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Hastings, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Takano, Ms. Speier, Mr. Lynch, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Norton, Ms. Mucarsel-Powell, Mr. Cisneros, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Castor of Florida, Ms. Meng, Mr. Morelle, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Frankel, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Luján, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Crist, Ms. Shalala, Mr. Sires, Mrs. Lee of Nevada, Mr. Bera, Mr. Peters, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Grijalva, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Moore, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Aguilar, Ms. Wexton, Ms. DelBene, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Huffman, Ms. Judy Chu of California, and Mr. Kildee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To prohibit the use of funds for the 2026 World Cup unless the United States Soccer Federation provides equitable pay to the members of the United States Women’s National Team and the United States Men’s National Team.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Give Our Athletes Level Salaries Act” or the “GOALS Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on use of funds for 2026 World Cup.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be appropriated or otherwise made available to provide support for the 2026 World Cup, including support for a host city, a participating State or local agency, the United States Soccer Federation, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), or the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), until the date on which the United States Soccer Federation agrees to provide equitable pay to the members of the United States Women's National Team and the United States Men's National Team.