Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"I am joined today by Senator Stevens in introducing the Clean Sports Act of 2005...
The purpose of this bill is to protect the integrity of professional sports and, more importantly, the health and safety of our Nation's youth, who, for better or for worse, see professional athletes as role models. The legislation would achieve that goal by establishing minimum standards for the testing of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances by major professional sports leagues. By adhering to--and hopefully exceeding--these minimum standards, the Nation's major professional sports leagues would send a strong signal to the public that performance-enhancing drugs have no legitimate role in American sports."
"Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions," Congressional Record, May 24, 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 Senator (R-AZ), 1987-present
Republican Party Nominee for US President, 2008
Candidate, US President, 2000
National Security adviser, Dole/Kemp Presidential Campaign, 1996
US Representative (R-AZ), 1982-1986
Senate Navy Liaison, 1977-1981
Pilot, Captain, United States Navy, Vietnam, 1958-1981
Member, Environmental and Energy Study Conference
Member, National Republican Senatorial Committee
Co-Chair, Porkbusters Coalition
Member, Senate Centrist Coalition
Member, Senate Committee for American Indian College Fund