BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : APRIL 24, 2000 ISSUE
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The Digital Dozen


A bipartisan bunch of the Hill's top tech-savvy lawmakers

SEN. SPENCER ABRAHAM (R-MICH.)
High-tech's favorite Republican senator; champion of hiking the number of visas for highly skilled workers

REP. TOM DAVIS (R-VA.)
His Northern Virginia district is in the midst of a dizzying tech boom; chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee

REP. LLOYD DOGGETT (D-TEX.)
Austin liberal; represents the growing Silicon Hills of central Texas; avid free-trader; emissary to the Democratic left

REP. CAL DOOLEY (D-CALIF.)
Co-chairman of New Democratic Coalition; evangelist for technology; crucial pro-tech vote-getter

REP. DAVID DREIER (R-CALIF.)
Chairman of the House Rules Committee; fierce free-trader and backer of normalized trade with China

REP. ANNA ESHOO (D-CALIF.)
Silicon Valley's congresswoman; leading voice on industry issues, from encryption to accounting procedures

REP. BOB GOODLATTE (R-VA.)
Everybody's favorite Hill technogeek; co-chair of Congressional Internet Caucus

SEN. JOHN KERRY (D-MASS.)
Newcomer to e-issues, but emerging as the Senate Democrats' most articulate advocate for tech

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-ARIZ.)
As chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, he's the single most powerful Hill player on high-tech matters; top recipient of industry campaign dollars

REP. JIM MORAN (D-VA.)
House Democrats' ''go-to guy'' on tech issues; a master at building bipartisan coalitions

REP. ELLEN TAUSCHER (D-CALIF.)
Former Wall Street investment banker; pro-business centrist; committed internationalist; effective voice for high-tech R&D

REP. BILLY TAUZIN (R-LA.)
Preeminent House player on telecom; opposes Internet taxes; possible next chairman of House Commerce Committee


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