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Bob Weiner Statement at Congressional Black Caucus Judiciary Braintrust on Drug Testing, African American Athletes, and Fairness, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Chairman

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2004, 9:00 am

(Robert Weiner, Former Spokesman and Director of Public Affairs, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy 1995-2001 under Drug Czars Lee Brown and Barry McCaffrey, directed White House drug policy press at the Sydney Olympics, World Anti Doping Agency press at the Salt Lake Olympics, and now is president of a public affairs and issue strategies company with opeds and commentaries on sports and drugs throughout the national media. Weiner earlier served as Communications Director for the House Government Operations Committee under Chairman John Conyers for five years and for the House Narcotics Committee under Chairman Charles Rangel for four years. He remains an avid runner and won a silver medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase at this summer’s National Masters Track Championships, attaining all-American status by bettering the age group standard by 16 seconds.)