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John McCain Biography

Former US Senator (R-AZ)
Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs 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

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator (R-AZ), 1987-2018
  • 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
  • Senate Co-Chair, National Security Caucus
  • Member, Senate Steering Committee
  • Member, Senate Wilderness and Public Lands Caucus
  • Member, Vietnam Veterans in Congress
  • National War College, 1973-1974
  • BS, United States Naval Academy, 1958
  • Sponsor, Clean Sports Act of 2005 (S. 1114), May 24, 2005
  • Born on Aug. 29, 1936 in Panama Canal Zone, Panama (US Territory)
  • Senator McCain died of brain cancer on Aug. 25, 2018