Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"I am very pleased that our Committee is moving ahead rapidly with this markup of the Clean Sports Act of 2005...
This legislation is an effort to break the cycle of steroid use that endangers our children. Aspiring young athletes need to know that steroid use in the pros leads to suspension and expulsion, not home run records and adulation.
The tough standards in this legislation will reduce the use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports. And in doing so, the legislation will reduce the use of these dangerous drugs by college and high-school athletes.
There is an absolute correlation between the culture of steroids in the major league clubhouse and the culture of steroids in high school gyms. If we can remove steroids from the clubhouse, we will fix the problems in school locker rooms...
Today’s legislation will help restore integrity to the sports we love. But most important, it will send a clear and direct message to teenagers: the use of performance-enhancing drugs is no ticket to athletic success."
"Statement of Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Minority Member
Committee on Government Reform Markup of the Clean Sports Act of 2005," oversight.house.gov, May 26, 2005
Experts 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 Representative (D-CA), 1975-2015
Ranking Member, Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives, 2011-present
Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives, 2009-2010
Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, US House of Representatives, 2007-2008
Member, American Jewish Congress
Member, Guardians of the Jewish Home for the Aged
Member, Sierra Club
Member, Congressional Children's Working Group
Member, House Democratic Steering Committee
Ranking Member, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, US House of Representatives, 1997-2006
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives, 1995-1996
Chairman, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives, 1979-1994
Former Chair, California State Assembly Health Committee, California State Assembly
Member, California State Assembly, 1968-1974
JD, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, 1964
BA, Political Science, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), 1961
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Co-Sponsor, Clean Sports Act of 2005 (H.R. 2565), May 24, 2005