Last updated on: 2/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Charles Schumer, JD Biography

Title:
US Senator (D-NY)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“The real tragedy of the Mitchell Report is that it shows how easy it is to beat the system… The majority of players named in the report are accused of taking human growth hormone, a drug for which there is currently no reliable test. We have to do everything we can to keep dangerous substances out…”

“This Week’s Nationwide Steroid Busts Expose Gaping Hole in Feds Ability to Prosecute Trafficking of Human Growth Hormone and Anabolic Steroids,” Senator Schumer press release, Mar. 4, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator (D-NY), 1998-present
  • Member of the US House of Representatives, New York’s 9th district, 1993-1998
  • Member of the US House of Representatives, New York’s 10th district, 1983-1993
  • Member of the US House of Representatives, New York’s 16th District, 1981-1983
  • New York State Assembly Member, 1975-1980
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1974
  • Harvard College, 1971, degree not known
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Use Be Accepted in Sports?