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Trump gets bill prompted by sports doctor abuse

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The Senate has approved legislation prompted by the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to swiftly report claims of abuse to law enforcement.

The measure was approved Tuesday by voice vote. It now heads to President Donald Trump for his signature. The House passed the bill Monday.

Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, says, "Horrific sexual abuse and tepid responses from organizations that exist to support the careers of U.S. Olympic athletes, are nothing short of a betrayal."

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida says Congress is "sending a message that this cannot and must not happen again."

Nassar was sentenced last week to up to 175 years in prison. He worked at Michigan State University and for USA Gymnastics.

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