Drug Testing in Sports: Proposed Legislation


Publication Date: June 2005

Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service


Research Area: Social conditions



Following a wave of allegations that the use of performance enhancing drugs by American athletes is growing, various congressional committees have held hearings on the effectiveness of the drug testing policies and procedures of professional sports leagues. Currently, there are four bills before Congress that would create mandatory minimum drug testing procedures for pro sports leagues: S. 1114; H.R. 2565; H.R. 1862; and H.R. 2516. This report provides a summary of these four bills.