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H.R. 1804: Student-Athlete Equity Act

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Should the NCAA lose its tax exemption if they continue to ban athletes from making money off their likenesses?


The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) is the organization which runs college sports, at such an all-encompassing level that many consider them essentially an illegal monopoly. Last year they earned $1.06 billion in revenue, a new record.

More accurately, they are a monopsony — still technically a market, but for which in practice there is only one buyer available. While a rival organization technically could start to compete with the NCAA, in reality for several decades nobody has dared take on the behemoth.

The athletes on the field or court provide essentially all the entertainment value which powers this billion-dollar enterprise. Yet these athletes are banned from profiting off their ...

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Mark Walker

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Mar 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 14, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 14, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Mar 14, 2019

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