Power Five leagues ask Congress for athlete compensation law

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announces no fans will be admitted to the rest of the Big 12 basketball tournament in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The announcement came as fans gathered for the first round of the tournament. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks at a press conference in Nashville, Tenn. The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020, more than they had previously spent in any full year, as part of a coordinated effort to influence Congress on legislation affecting the ability of college athletes to earn endorsement money. The Southeastern Conference was the biggest spender, hiring three lobbying firms and paying them a total of $140,000, according to lobbying disclosure forms reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Power Five conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for college athletes.