WATCH: House Oversight hearing on Commanders, Snyder

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is holding a hearing looking into the workplace culture within Washington Commanders team and the NFL’s handling of misconduct allegations.

During the hearing, House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney said she plans to issue subpoena for Commanders’ owner Dan Snyder to provide a deposition next week related to the panel’s probe of workplace misconduct. He declined to appear at hearing Wednesday.

The hearing comes amid new allegations against team owner Dan Synder made by a woman who claimed Snyder sexually harassed and assaulted her on a team plane in 2009 for which the woman was paid a $1.6 million settlement, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Snyder has denied the woman’s allegations and a team investigation cleared him.

Snyder’s attorney says Snyder has a business conflict as the reason he did not testify Wednesday. The attorney said that the committee declined to accommodate Snyder and that testifying remotely would not work because the attorney, who has a scheduling conflict of her own, isn’t able to be in the same room with him when he appears before the committee.

The House Oversight committee, which is led by Maloney, launched an investigation last fall to “uncover the truth about the culture of harassment and abuse at  the Washington Commanders, to hold accountable those responsible, and to better protect workers across the country.”

Last summer, Snyder stepped away from the team’s day-to-day operations after an investigation by attorney Beth Wilkinson pointed to a workplace culture that was abusive to women. The NFL has not released that report but fined the  team $10 million.


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