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In the Senate, Secretary Abraham was a leading advocate for technology issues and was one of the first policy-makers to recognize the importance of establishing relationships with Silicon Valley's technological entrepreneurs and business leaders. He authored several important new technology laws including, the Electronic (Digital) Signature in Global and National Commerce Act, the Government Paperwork and Elimination Act, the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the Electronic Securities Transactions Act. He has been honored by the Semiconductor Industry Association and the Business Software Alliance, and Yahoo! Life magazine named him a "Net-Friendly Cyberhero" for his Senate service. At the Department of Energy, Secretary Abraham spearheaded the department's science and technology efforts, from high speed computing for stewardship of the nuclear stockpile to hydrogen fuel cell and biotechnology research as well as other scientific advances at the National Laboratories.

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