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Spencer Abraham

Edward Spencer Abraham is an American attorney, author, and politician who served as the tenth United States Secretary of Energy from 2001 to 2005, under President George W. Bush. A member of the Republican Party, Abraham previously served as a United States Senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2001. Abraham is one of the founders of the Federalist Society, and a co-founder of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Wikipedia*

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Spencer Abraham has 290 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Call-In as a Co-Chair for the National Republican Congressional Committee. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 50 videos as a Republican Senator for Michigan. Most appearances with John Ashcroft (14), Trent Lott (12), Bill Frist M.D. (12). Most common tags: Energy Policy, Federal Budget, Commercials.

Appearances by Title:


Secretary, Department of Energy c. January 2, 2001 - c. February 1, 2005 Videos: 50 U.S. Senator, R-MI January 3, 1995 - January 2, 2001 Videos: 219 Co-Chair, National Republican Congressional Committee c. October 10, 1984 - c. January 20, 1995 Videos: 16 U.S. Senate Candidate,
c. September 21, 1994 - c. October 25, 1994 Videos: 4 Director, Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies c. January 19, 1990 - c. August 18, 1991 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Lights Out</em>

    Lights Out

    Spencer Abraham talked about his book Lights Out: Ten Myths About (and Real Solutions to) America’s Energy Crisis (St.…

  • Spencer Abraham Remarks on Energy Policy

    Spencer Abraham Remarks on Energy Policy

    Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham talked about the challenges and threats to energy supply in the U.S. In his remarks…

  • Federalist Society Anniversary

    Federalist Society Anniversary

    Marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, three U.S. Supreme Court Justices and other dignitaries congratulated the…

  • Salute to Senator Jesse Helms

    Salute to Senator Jesse Helms

    Family and friends, including members of Congress and prominent conservatives, came together to celebrate the publication of former…

  • Judicial Nomination Process

    Judicial Nomination Process

    Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham spoke about his relationship with Senator Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) and the role of the Senate in…

  • U.S. Energy Policy

    U.S. Energy Policy

    Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham, responded to reporters' questions about U.S. energy policy. Among the specific topics…

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Past Elections

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

Historic election results compiled from data found on FEC.gov


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