Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"Two months ago, the Government Reform Committee held our first hearing on steroids, looking into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball...
We have learned a lot. We know that more than half a million high school students have used steroids. We know that even younger kids are trying steroids, including young girls - some to improve their athletic performance, some to improve their body image.
We know this is a national public health crisis.
We are here today to announce the introduction of legislation that is aimed at not only getting rid of performance enhancing drugs on the professional level, but also to send a message loud and clear to the young people of America: Steroids are illegal. Steroids are dangerous. They can be deadly. And there is no place for them in our sports leagues or on our school grounds."
"McCain, Davis, and Waxman Announce Introduction of 'Clean Sports Act of 2005'," tomdavis.house.gov, May 26, 2005
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
US Representative (R-VA), 1995-2008
Ranking Member, US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Jan. 2007-present
Member, US House Committee on Homeland Security, Feb. 2005-present
Chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee, 1998-2002
Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, VA, 1991-1994
Member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, VA, 1980-1994
Former Vice President and General Counsel of PRC, Inc., a Northrop Grumman Corporation
United States Army Reserve, 1972-1979
United States Army, 1971-1972
JD, University of Virginia, 1975
BA, Political Science, Amherst College, 1971
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