October 17, 2019

Van Hollen, Norton Resolution Congratulating Washington Mystics on Historic WNBA Title Passes the Senate

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)  announced that their joint resolution congratulating the Washington Mystics for winning the 2019 WNBA Finals passed the U.S. Senate today.  The Mystics’ championship marks their first title after competing deep into the playoffs in 2017 and 2018. Van Hollen and Norton released the following statement.

“The Washington Mystics’ historic WNBA championship deserves the full congratulations of the U.S. House and Senate. For over 20 years, the Mystics have battled adversity and built one of the top-tier WNBA teams in the nation. As we celebrate this milestone, we must also continue to shine a light on the need for pay-parity for female athletes and work together to that end.

“To all the coaches, players, trainers, and fans, we look forward to commemorating this victory both with Congress’ recognition and at the parade in our nation’s capital. Go Mystics!”