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 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 (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