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The Michigan Daily -- Wednesday, December 13, 2000 - 7

Abraham prepares to leave Senate

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By Louie Meizlish
Daily StafrReporter
After serving in the U.S. Senate for the past six
years, Republican Spencer Abraham is preparing to
leave Capitol Hill, following his loss to Democratic
Rep. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing.
Stabenow will be sworn in, along with the other
newly-elected senators, when the 107th Congress
opens its session early next month.
Not surprisingly, his staff members expressed disap-
pointment. "The first couple of days were pretty hard
back here. Some of our staff took vacations,' said Mar-
garet Murphy, Abraham's press secretary.
"It's a little unusual to go into a lame-duck session,"
she said. "But he will walk out with having passed 22
bills, which is more than any senator."
Abraham has served on the Senate Budget, Judicia-
ry, Small Business and Commerce committees.

As to whether the senator would accept a nomina-
tion by Texas Gov. George W Bush to serve as Secre-
tary of Transportation, as some have speculated,
Abraham's office would not comment.
"We haven't heard anything," Murphy said.
Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics,
said serving in the Senate during this lame-duck ses-
sion cannot be easy on Abraham. "I imagine you feel
disengaged and distracted," he said.
Ballenger added that Abraham, 48, has reasons to be
optimistic. "In his case, he's a comparatively young
man and has to be thinking about whether George W.
Bush will be elected and whether he could become
part of that administration," Ballenger said.
"I imagine he would be moving heaven and earth to
get his bills passed because if he doesn't get them
passed now, he'll never get them passed."
Last week, Abraham made a goodbye speech on the
Senate floor and arranged to have members of his staff

sit on the floor -- an unusual privilege.
In the speech, Abraham thanked former Senate
Majority Leader Bob Dole and Trent Lott (R-Miss.),
the current majority leader, for "making me part of
their circle of advisers, for their support on both leg-
islative and political matters and, most importantly, for
their friendship."
Abraham also thanked various Democratic Senators
such as Carl Levin of Michigan, Ted Kennedy of
Massachusetts and Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut.
Among the accomplishments that Abraham cited
were a S500 per-child tax credit and making Congress
"more accountable by requiring members to live by the
same rules and regulations and mandates we impose
on the rest of the country."
Abraham said he was especially proud that, "I have
never missed a single roll-call vote on the floor of the
Senate. I have just cast, I think, my 2,002nd consecu-
tive roll-call vote."

Regents to consider more renovation work

By Michael Grass
Daily News EUitor
At its meeting this month, the Univer-
sity Board of Regents will consider an
additional slate of renovation work on
campus.
The board will meet tomorrow at 2
p.m. in the Fleming Administration
Building. The regents are expected to
approve an administrative reccomenda-
tion to issue project bids and award a
construction contract for the Phase l1 for
renovations on the Dana Building, the
home of the School of Natural
Resources and Environment.

State funding is covering 75 percent
of Phase I's original S15 million pric-
etag. But according to the meeting
agenda, a revised project budget ups the
cost of the project to about 517.7 mil-
lion. The project is scheduled to get
underway in May 2001 with a targeted
completion date set for fall 2002.
Another construction item on the
agenda is a project that would expand
the Perry Building, located on the cor-
ner or Packard and Madison streets, for
additional space for the Institute for
Social Research.
The 40,000 square-foot addition, tar-
geted to begin in spring 2002 and be

completed by the end of 2003, would
eliminate 64 parking spaces on site and
would cost 513.2 million from ISR
funding. The project would house ISR's
Inter-university Consortium for Political
Research, currently located in rented
space on Maynard Street, and the Sur-
vey Methodologv Program.
The Perry Building is already under
renovation for ISR's Data Survey and
Technology unit. That project, approved
by the regents two years ago, is sched-
uled to be complete by summer 2002.
Other construction items include an
upgrade to East Quad Residence
Hall's fire safety and electrical sys-

tems, and two medical center projects
- an expansion to the University
Hospitals' Birthing Center and the
relocation of human resources offices
to the North Campus Administrative
Complex.
The regents will also consider a rec-
ommendation by University Chief
Executive Officer Robert Kasdin to
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