Washington, DC – U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement after it was announced tonight that Team USA uniforms will be made in America in future Olympic Games. The announcement comes after Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel wrote a letter yesterday to the CEO of the USOC calling for Team USA to wear uniforms in all future Olympics that are made by American workers.
“When America’s best athletes are representing our country on the world stage, we should be representing the best of American-made goods. The pride of our Olympic athletics goes hand in hand with the pride of American innovation and manufacturing. While I am greatly disappointed our athletes will not be dressed head to toe in Made in the USA this year, I thank the USOC and Ralph Lauren for hearing our voices and working to correct this mistake going forward. I look forward to cheering on Team USA.”