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Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer

In office
1993–Present
Preceded by Alan Cranston
Succeeded by Incumbent (2011)

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th district
In office
1983–1993
Preceded by Phillip Burton
Succeeded by Lynn C. Woolsey

Born November 11, 1940 (1940-11-11) (age 66)
Flag of New YorkBrooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse Stewart Boxer
Profession Stockbroker, Journalist
Religion Jewish

Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. Image File history File links Photo of U.S Senator Barbara Boxer Source: http://boxer. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was a U.S. journalist and politician. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Map This district stretches up the Pacific coast north of San Francisco Bay. ... Phillip Burton (June 1, 1926 - April 10, 1983) was a United States Representative from California. ... Lynn C. Woolsey (born November 3, 1937), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 6th District of California. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... A stock broker or stockbroker or stock brokerage is someone or a firm who performs transactions in financial instruments on a stock market as an agent of his/her/its clients who are unable or unwilling to trade for themselves. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


A member of the Democratic Party, Boxer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992. Throughout her career, Boxer has been a vocal advocate for environmental issues, abortion rights, gun control, and medical research. She is generally classified as a progressive or liberal in the left wing of her party and is often in conflict with conservative groups. Her electoral margins have increased each time she has sought re-election. With the 110th Congress convening, Boxer has taken position as Chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She is the first woman to chair the Committee. This article does not adequately cite its references. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The morality and legality of abortion are controversial topics. ... Gun politics fundamentally involves the politics of two related questions: Does a government have valid authority to impose regulations on guns? And, assuming such authority, should a government regulate guns and to what extent?[1] The answer to these questions and the nature of the politics varies and depends on... Medical research (or experimental medicine) is basic research and applied research conducted to aid the body of knowledge in the field of medicine. ... In the United States the term progressivism refers to two political movements: first, the original political progressive movement towards social and economic reform of the late 1800s and early 1900s; and second, the continuation of this movement/ideology in the form of modern progressivism which sees itself as a reform... This article discusses the history and development of various notions of liberalism in the United States. ... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the environment and infrastructure. ...


She has held the position of Chief Deputy Whip in Minority, and as of January 4, 2007, is the Chief Deputy Whip in Majority. January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ...

Contents

Early life and family

Boxer was born Barbara Levy in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish parents Sophie Silvershein (who was born in Austria) and Ira Levy.[1] She attended public schools, and graduated from Wingate High School in 1958. She also attended Camp Kinder Ring in Hopewell Junction, New York.[2] Levy graduated from Brooklyn College in 1962 with a degree in Economics. She was a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, in the Phi chapter. Later the same year she married Stewart Boxer. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Hopewell Junction is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Dutchess County, New York. ... Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn, New York. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...



Boxer worked as a stockbroker for the next three years, while her husband went through law school. Later, the couple moved to Greenbrae, Marin County, California, and had two children, Doug and Nicole. During the 1970s Boxer worked as a journalist for the Pacific Sun and as a congressional aide.[3] In 1976, Boxer was elected to the Marin County Board of Supervisors, serving for six years.[4] During part of this time she served as the first woman president of the board.[5] A stock broker or stockbroker or stock brokerage is someone or a firm who performs transactions in financial instruments on a stock market as an agent of his/her/its clients who are unable or unwilling to trade for themselves. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... Marin County (pronounced mah-RIN) is a county located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pacific Sun is also the name of a P&O Cruises liner, see Pacific Sun (Cruise ship) Pacific Sun is a free magazine published in Marin County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. ...


In 1994, her daughter, Nicole Boxer, married Tony Rodham, brother of then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a ceremony at the White House. The couple had one son, Zachary, and divorced in 2000.[6] Tony Rodham is the youngest brother of New York Senator and Former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. ... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the Biggest loser/retard these united states have seen from New York. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


Boxer's first novel, A Time to Run, published in 2005 by San Francisco-based publishing company Chronicle Books was released to mixed reception.[7] A Time to Run is a 2005 novel by United States Senator Barbra Boxer. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


U.S. Representative

Boxer was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982, defeating Louise Renne. Her slogan was "Barbara Boxer Gives a Damn." In the House, she represented California District 6 (Marin and Sonoma County) for five terms.[8] Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... This district is currently represented by Lynn C. Woolsey. ...


During this time she focused on human rights, environmental protection, military procurement reform, and abortion issues, from a pro-choice stance. She was also involved in seeking protection for whistleblowers in government and pushed for higher budget allocations for health, biomedical research, and education. Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ... A whistleblower is someone in an organization who witnesses behavior by members that is either contrary to the mission of the organization, or threatening to the public interest, and who decides to speak out publicly about it. ...


Boxer, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, exposed, with the help of the Project on Military Procurement (now POGO), the '$7,600 Pentagon coffee pot' and successfully passed more than a dozen procurement reforms. The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, commonly known as the House Armed Services Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. ... This article is about the U.S. military building. ...


Boxer was involved in the House banking scandal, in which Congressional representatives, herself included, wrote overdraft checks covered by overdraft protection by the House Bank, an issue that the Sacramento Bee covered in a March 1, 1992 article quoting Boxer as admitting she didn't pay enough attention to her House bank account. More specifically, that meant 143 overdraft checks totaling $41,417 over a three-year period that she had written on the House Bank. Rubbergate was the name given to a scandal that broke in early 1992 when it was revealed that members of the United States House of Representatives were knowingly writing bad checks, and not being penalized by the House Bank. ... The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1991, during the Anita Hill Senate hearings, where Hill accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, Boxer led a group of women House members to the Senate Judiciary Committee — demanding that the all-white, all-male Committee of Senators take Hill's charges seriously.[9] This helped propel Boxer's candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 1992, when a record number of women ran for the U.S. Senate. Anita Hill Anita F. Hill (born July 30, 1956) is a professor of social policy, law, and womens studies at Brandeis University at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and a former colleague of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. ... Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American jurist and has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. ...


U.S. Senator

Elections

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Sen. Boxer consults with Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) during a series of hearings on Iraq in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Senator Boxer's predecessor, Democrat Alan Cranston, retired in 1992. She won the open seat contest in the U.S. Senate election, 1992, defeating Bruce Herschensohn, a conservative television commentator, by 3 percentage points after a last-minute revelation that Herschenson had attended a strip club.[10] In 1998 she was re-elected for a second term, beating Matt Fong, a former state treasurer, by 10 percentage points.[11] She had decided to retire in 2004 but says she decided to recontest to "fight for the right to dissent" against conservatives like Tom DeLay. After facing no primaries opposition in the 2004 election, Boxer decisively defeated Republican candidate Bill Jones, a former California Secretary of State, by a margin of 20%, garnering the highest number of votes in the history of direct elections for the U.S. Senate (with 6,955,728 votes[12]) in the nation's most populous state, and the third highest vote total in the country in 2004 (behind only presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry).[citation needed] Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ... U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was a U.S. journalist and politician. ... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1992 was an election for the United States Senate in which the victory of Bill Clinton in the presidential election was not accompanied by major Democratic... Results -- Republican holds in light red, pickups in dark red, Democratic holds in light blue, pickups in dark blue The U.S. Senate election, 1998 was a roughly even contest between the Republican and Democratic parties. ... Matthew K. Fong (鄺杰靈) is a Republican politican from California. ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ... Results -- light red represents Republican holds, dark red Republican pickups, light blue Democratic holds, dark blue Democratic pickups. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Bill Jones William Leon Jones (born December 20, 1949) is a U.S. politician who served as the 27th Secretary of State of California Born in Coalinga, California, Jones earned his bachelors degree in agribusiness and plant sciences from California State University, Fresno in 1971. ... The Secretary of State of California is the states chief elections officer. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Al Gore (born December 11, 1943) is a Vietnam Veteran and the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ...


Objection to certification of 2004 US Presidential Election electoral votes

On January 6, 2005, Boxer joined Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio in filing a Congressional objection to the certification of Ohio's Electoral College votes in the 2004 U.S. presidential election.[2] She called the objection her "opening shot to be able to focus the light of truth on these terrible problems in the electoral system".[3], [4], [5] The Senate voted the objection down 1-74; the House vote the objection down 31-267.[6] It was only the second Congressional objection to an entire State's electoral delegation in U.S. history; the first instance was in 1877. [7], [8] January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Stephanie Tubbs Jones (born September 10, 1949) is a Democratic politician who currently serves as a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the 11th District of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college that chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Concerns were raised, following the 2004 election, on various aspects of the voting process: whether voting had been made accessible to everyone entitled to vote, whether the votes cast had been correctly counted, and whether these irregularities decisively affected the reported outcome of the election. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Pre-Colonial America For details, see the main Pre-Colonial America article. ...

On Valentine's Day 2005, Senator Barbara Boxer received 4,500 roses for calling to attention alleged voting irregularities in Ohio during the 2004 presidential election

Boxer later said that she objected to the certification after having seen Fahrenheit 9/11, a Michael Moore movie that pointed out that after the 2000 Florida election debacle, not a single Senator joined the Congressional Black Caucus to object to the electoral college — despite massive allegation of ballot box chicanery. Boxer explained that, after viewing the movie, she was embarrassed and vowed that such a disgrace would never happen again without a fight. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Fahrenheit 9/11 is an award-winning documentary film by American filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore, which had a general release in the United States and Canada on June 25, 2004. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing African American members of the Congress of the United States. ...


As a gesture of appreciation and support for her stands on the Presidential election irregularities and Condoleezza Rice's confirmation hearings, Stacy Davies of California began, via e-mail, the "Barbara Boxer Rose Campaign", wherein people collaborated to buy Senator Boxer roses. The campaign drew an impressive response, and 4,500 roses were sent en masse to Senator Boxer's office on Valentine's Day, 2005. Species Between 100 and 150, see list Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Rosa A rose is a flowering shrub of the genus Rosa, and the flower of this shrub. ... Saint Valentines Day or Valentines Day is on February 14. ...


2010 Election

On February 19, 2007, Boxer announced that she will seek a fourth term in 2010.[13] "You can't wait until the last minute", she said. She estimates that she will need $20 million for the campaign. The announcement was made at a fundrasier hosted by her Senate colleague, Barack Obama. It is unlikely that she will face a major challenger in the Democratic primary. There is speculation that many prominent California Republicans are considering running against Boxer, most notably, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Others include Congressmen David Drier and Darrell Issa and possibly State Senator Tom McClintock. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Obama” redirects here. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and an American politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... David Dreier David Timothy Dreier (born July 5, 1952), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since January 1981, representing the 26th District of California (map). ... Darrell E. Issa (pronounced Eye-suh) (born November 1, 1953) is an American politician and former CEO of a consumer electronics company. ... Tom McClintock Thomas Miller Tom McClintock (born July 10, 1956) is an outgoing California state senator who was the unsuccessful 2006 Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of California. ...


Bills and policy positions

Health care

Senator Boxer is part of a coalition to increase medical research to find cures for diseases.[citation needed] Boxer authored successful bipartisan legislation to accelerate global HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.[citation needed] She authored a Patients' Bill of Rights in 1997. She has written a bill to make health insurance tax deductible and another bill to let any American buy into the same health insurance program that members of Congress have.[citation needed] She supports comprehensive prescription drug coverage through Medicare and the right of all consumers to purchase lower-cost prescription drugs re-imported from Canada.[citation needed] Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for Tubercle Bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease that is caused by mycobacteria, primarily Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Health insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. ... President Johnson signing the Medicare amendment. ...



In October, 2002, Boxer urged the Bush Administration to take specific steps to address the causes of the steep increase in autism cases in California.[14] She wrote Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson to establish a common national standard for the diagnosis of autism; instruct the CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to convene a task force to review the current literature on autism and conduct its own study if necessary; and direct the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to work with the states to create a national chronic disease database. The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... The number of reported cases of autism has increased dramatically over the past decade. ... Autism is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Psychological Association as a developmental disability that results from a disorder of the human central nervous system. ... The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. ... Tommy George Thompson (born November 19, 1941), a United States politician, was the 7th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the 42nd Governor of Wisconsin. ... The United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, (ATSDR), is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. ... The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for medical research. ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta is recognized as the lead United States agency for protecting the public health and safety of people by providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships with state health departments and other organizations. ...


Boxer is an advocate for embryonic stem-cell research, which she believes has the potential to help those with diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, spinal cord injuries, and other diseases.[15] Mouse embryonic stem cells. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ...


Education

Boxer introduced legislation providing Federal funding for local after-school programs, which have been shown to increase student performance while decreasing juvenile delinquency, crime, and drug use.[16] Her 'Computers in Classrooms' law encourages the donation of computers and software to schools. Juvenile delinquency refers to criminal acts performed by juveniles. ... Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear. ... A BlueGene supercomputer cabinet. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ...


Boxer supported the No Child Left Behind Act. Since its passage in 2001, she claims that the bill has been underfunded by billions of dollars. She vows to work towards a goal that assures it will be fully funded going forward, as originally pledged by President Bush. President Bush signing the No Child Left Behind Act at Hamilton H.S. in Hamilton, Ohio. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...



Boxer has voted to increase the maximum award for the Pell Grant program, which provides grants to lower income students for college. In addition, she has supported tax benefits that she claims will help more families pay for higher education. The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ...


Boxer has co-introduced legislation that she claims is designed to allow college graduates to refinance their student loans at market rate, in order to ease the financial burden on those starting their careers. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


Boxer established the Excellence in Education award to recognize teachers, parents, businesses and organizations that are working to make positive changes in education. Since 1997 Senator Boxer has presented the Excellence in Education Award to 38 recipients.[17]


The economy

Senators Boxer and John Ensign (R-NV) are the authors of the Invest in the USA Act. This legislation, which was signed into law in October 2004, is intended to encourage American companies to bring overseas profits back to the United States, to create jobs in the U.S., and stimulate domestic economic growth. According to one economic estimate, the Invest in the USA Act will create over 600,000 new American jobs.[9] John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ...


In March 2004, Boxer offered an amendment to the Federal budget to create a $24 billion jobs reserve fund. The amendment would set aside funds for a variety of investments to improve the economy and create jobs by establishing a manufacturing jobs tax credit for companies that create jobs in the United States, expanding investment in science research and development, providing a tax credit to small businesses to pay for health insurance for their employees, and expanding trade adjustment assistance to help those who lose their jobs because of foreign trade. The Boxer amendment would also end the tax break that companies receive after moving plants overseas. International trade is defined as trade between two or more partners from different countries (an exporter and an importer). ...


The environment

Boxer successfully led the 2003 Senate floor battle to block oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.[18] In 2005, Boxer voted again to block oil drilling at ANWR. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. ...


Boxer has introduced the National Oceans Protection Act (NOPA) of 2005.[19] Some of the provisions of this act are: strengthen ocean governance; protect and restore marine wildlife and habitats; address ocean pollution; improve fisheries management. The bill also addresses needs regarding marine science, research and technology, marine mammals, coastal development, and invasive species. A marine mammal is a mammal that is primarily ocean-dwelling or depends on the ocean for its food. ... Lantana invasion of abandoned citrus plantation; Moshav Sdey Hemed, Israel The term invasive species refers to a subset of introduced species or non-indigenous species that are rapidly expanding outside of their native range. ...


Boxer is an original cosponsor of Senator Jim Jeffords’ (I-VT) Clean Power Act.[20] This legislation would reduce emissions of four pollutants coming from power plants; sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide and mercury. James Merrill Jim Jeffords (born May 11, 1934 in Rutland, Vermont) is currently the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont and the only Independent in the United States Senate. ... Sulfur dioxide (or Sulphur dioxide) has the chemical formula SO2. ... The term nitrogen oxide is a general term and can be used to refer to any of these oxides (oxygen compounds) of nitrogen, or to a mixture of them: Nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen(II) oxide Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) Dinitrogen monoxide (N2O) (Nitrous oxide) Dinitrogen trioxide (N2O3) Dinitrogen tetroxide (N2O4) Dinitrogen... Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound composed of one carbon and two oxygen atoms. ... General Name, Symbol, Number mercury, Hg, 80 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 6, d Appearance silvery Standard atomic weight 200. ...


As the new head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in January 2007, Boxer wants to reduce energy consumption. She is trying to curb global warming by leading pilot programs. The few things that she and some of her fellow Senators are doing could cut electricity consumption by as much as 50 percent in their Capitol Hill offices.[21]


In 1997 she voted against the ratifiation of the Kyoto Treaty on Resolution S. 98.


Abortion rights

Barbara Boxer speaking at an ACLU event.
Barbara Boxer speaking at an ACLU event.

Boxer authored the Freedom of Choice Act of 2004 and participated in the floor fight for passage of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Image File history File links Barbara_Boxer. ... Image File history File links Barbara_Boxer. ... The American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, is a non_governmental organization devoted to defending civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. ...


Boxer is an original cosponsor of the Title X Family Planning Services Act of 2005, S.844, by Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY). This legislation aims to reduce unintended pregnancies, reduce the number of abortions, and improve access to women's health care. It authorizes funding for family planning services grants; allows states to provide such services to individuals who may not be eligible for Medicaid; prohibits health insurance providers from excluding contraceptive services, drugs or devices from benefits; establishes a program to disseminate information on emergency contraception; requires hospitals receiving federal funding to offer emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault; provides grants to public and private entities to establish or expand teen pregnancy prevention programs; and requires that federally funded education programs about contraception be medically accurate and include information about health benefits and failure rates. Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... Oral contraceptives. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ... Wikinews has news related to: FDA to move on approval of over-the-counter sale of Plan B birth control Emergency contraception (EC) (also known as Emergency Birth Control (EBC) and Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), the morning-after pill, or postcoital contraception) refers to measures that, if taken after sex... Sexual assault is any physical contact of a sexual nature without voluntary consent. ... A pregnant woman near the end of her term Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more embryos or fetuses by female mammals, including humans, inside their bodies. ...


Boxer does not support restrictions on the availability of abortion, such as late term ("partial-birth") abortion procedures, and parental notification requirements.


Victims of violence

As a member of the House of Representatives, Boxer authored the original Violence Against Women Act. Later in 1994, she cosponsored, and the Senate passed, the Violence Against Women Act, which provided reforms to the criminal justice system to better prosecute violent crimes against women, and provided Federal funding to local law enforcement agencies for training and equipment necessary for prosecution. Boxer has also authored the Violence Against Children Act, based on the successful VAWA. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law. ...


Social Security

Boxer supports the current system of Social Security, and opposed President Bush's plan for partial privatization of Social Security.[22][23] She introduced the 401(k) Pension Protection Act to protect retirement by requiring the diversification of 401(k) plans. A modified version of the bill was signed into law as part of the 1997 tax bill. Social Security in the United States is a social insurance program funded through dedicated payroll taxes called FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Following the Enron scandal, Boxer again worked to ensure that retirement plans are diversified. She also introduced a bill to prohibit accounting firms from auditing and consulting for the same company. Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation, formerly Enron Corporation, is a defunct America energy company based in Houston, Texas. ...


National security

After the September 11th attacks, Boxer authored a bill to protect commercial airliners against attacks by shoulder-fired missiles, and wrote the law allowing airline pilots with special training to carry guns in the cockpit. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...

Senator Boxer has lunch with California Marines during her visit to Iraq. (2005-03-22)

Boxer wrote the High-Tech Port Security Act, and sponsored the Chemical Security Act to address terrorist threats against chemical plants. Senator Boxer also cosponsored comprehensive rail security legislation. Image File history File links Boxer_Marines. ... Image File history File links Boxer_Marines. ...


In October 2002 Boxer voted against the joint resolution passed by the U.S. Congress to authorize the use of military force by the Bush Administration against Iraq. [10], [11], [12] Later on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart she characterized that vote as "The best vote of my life." A joint resolution is a legislative measure of the United States of America, designated as S.J.Res (for the Senate version) and H.J.Res (for the House version), which requires the approval of both chambers of the United States Congress. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, also known as TDS to fans and staffers) is a half-hour satirical fake news program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in...


In June 2005, Senators Boxer and Russ Feingold (D-WI) cosponsored Senate Resolution 171 calling for a timeframe for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq. Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


Boxer's petition demanding an exit strategy from Iraq drew 107,218 signatures. [13].


Election reform

Senators Boxer and Clinton unveil the Count Every Vote Act. (2005-02-18)

On February 18, 2005 Senators Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, and Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones introduced the Count Every Vote Act of 2005, which would provide a voter verified paper ballot for every vote cast in electronic voting machines and ensure access to voter verification for all citizens. The bill mandates that this ballot be the official ballot for purposes of a recount. The bill sets a uniform standard for provisional ballots so that every qualified voter will know their votes are treated equally, and requires the Federal Election Assistance Commission to issue standards that ensure uniform access to voting machines and trained election personnel in every community. The bill also improves security measures for electronic voting machines. In contrast, she does not support a national identification program that would require voters to positively identify themselves prior to voting. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Electronic voting machine by Diebold Election Systems used in all Brazilian elections and plebiscites. ...


Bush nominees

During the confirmation hearings for the Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice in January 2005, Boxer challenged her to admit to alleged mistakes and false statements made by the Bush Administration in leading the United States into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and ultimately voted against confirmation, along with twelve other senators. [14], [15] The dissent comprised the highest vote against a Secretary of State nominee since 1825[citation needed] when Henry Clay was so named. In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... Combatants Coalition Forces: United States United Kingdom South Korea Australia Poland Romania others. ... Henry Clay, Sr. ...


Boxer voted against John Bolton's nomination for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and filibustered him on the Senate floor. As a result of the strong Democratic opposition Bolton could not obtain Senate approval. However, President Bush bypassed the Senate by employing the constitutional right of recess appointment, only the second time such an appointment has been used for a United States ambassador to the United Nations since the UN's founding in 1945. Recess appointments themselves have been used numerous times by various presidents. John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948), an attorney and an American diplomat in several Republican administrations, served as the interim[1] U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations with the title of ambassador, from August 2005 until December 2006, on a recess appointment. ... United States Ambasadors to the United Nations, full title, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations (also known as the... U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... As a form of obstructionism in a legislature or other decision making body, a filibuster is an attempt to extend debate upon a proposal in order to delay or completely prevent a vote on its passage. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... A recess appointment occurs when the President of the United States fills a vacant Federal position during a recess of the United States Senate. ... United States Ambasadors to the United Nations, full title, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations (also known as the...


Boxer voted against the confirmation of Chief Justice of the United States nominee John Roberts, and against the confirmation of Associate Justice nominee Samuel Alito.[16], [17] Her votes against these two nominees were motivated by concerns over their record on abortion, women's rights, and the proper role of executive authority. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of... John Glover Roberts Jr. ... Associate Justice or Puisne (pronounced puny) Justice is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice. ... Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. ...


Foreign policy

In 1997 the Senate passed a Boxer resolution calling on the United States not to recognize the Taliban as the official government of Afghanistan because of its human rights abuses against women. In October 2001, Boxer successfully authored a resolution calling for the inclusion of women in the temporary government of Afghanistan.

Senator Barbara Boxer meets Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. (2005-03-30)

In 2002, Senator Boxer voted against the U.S. invasion of Iraq. She has subsequently referred to that vote as the best vote of her career. Image File history File links Boxer_Sharon. ... Image File history File links Boxer_Sharon. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ...   (Hebrew: , also known by his diminutive Arik אָרִיק) (born February 27, 1928) is a former Israeli politician and general. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq arguably without the explicit backing of the...


In March 2005 the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed Boxer's amendment to the Foreign Affairs Reauthorization Bill strongly urging Saudi Arabia to permit women to run for office and vote in all future elections. U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ...


Boxer is a cosponsor of S. 495, or the Darfur Accountability Act of 2005, which would impose sanctions against perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Darfur. Sanctions under this legislation include imposition of a military no-fly zone in Darfur, a coordinated effort between the U.S. and Sudanese governments to track down and prosecute individuals in Sudan in any way involved with genocide or other war crimes in Darfur, a call for the Sudanese Government to take an active roll in combating Janjaweed forces within its borders, and a policy of sanctions against the Sudanese government, including sanctions that will affect the petroleum sector, and individual members of the Sudanese government whose actions support the crimes of violent militias in Darfur. This article is in need of attention. ... Darfur (Arabic دار فور, lit. ... Genocide is the mass killing of a group of people as defined by Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or... A Janjaweed miltiaman mounted The Janjaweed (Arabic: جنجويد; variously transliterated Janjawid, Janjawed, Jingaweit, Jinjaweed, Janjawiid, Janjiwid, Janjaweit, etc. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ...


The Internet

Along with former Republican Senator George Allen (R-VA), Boxer authored the Jumpstart Broadband Act. This bill would make more spectrum available for use by devices that incorporate new broadband technology, such as WiFi. The Federal Communications Commission is now implementing the Boxer-Allen bill. Boxer is also supporting legislation to provide a 20% tax credit for expanding broadband to rural areas. George Felix Allen (born March 8, 1952) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia. ... Broadband in telecommunications is a term which refers to a signaling method which includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies which may be divided into channels or frequency bins. ... Wi-Fi (or Wi-fi, WiFi, Wifi, wifi), short for Wireless Fidelity, is a set of standards for wireless local area networks (WLAN) currently based on the IEEE 802. ...


Boxer opposes access and sales taxes on the Internet, co-authoring a bill with Republican Sen. George Allen in 2001 to extend the Internet tax moratorium for five years. She is also the co-author of bipartisan legislation to protect stock options.


Boxer has joined in introducing the Spy Block Act of 2005, S. 687, in the U.S. Senate. The bill would regulate the unauthorized installation of computer software; require disclosure of software features that may pose a threat to privacy; prohibits false/misleading representations about software that cannot be uninstalled or disabled through usual program removal functions. Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ...


Gun control

Boxer authored legislation to require child safety locks on guns. A gun is a common name given to an object that fires high-velocity projectiles. ...


Senator Boxer joined colleagues to pass a Federal ban on various semi-automatic firearms and established the COPS program. She supports reauthorization of both programs. She also supports a ban on so-called 'cop-killer' bullets (with hard metal cores that can penetrate protective vests). Walther P99, a semiautomatic pistol from the late 1990s A semi-automatic firearm is a gun that requires only a trigger pull for each round that is fired, unlike a single-action revolver, a pump-action firearm, a bolt-action firearm, or a lever-action firearm, which require the shooter...


Senator Boxer introduced legislation that would require American-made handguns to meet the same quality and safety standards as imported guns, in an attempt to get these "Saturday night special" guns off of the "street". These so-called "junk guns" are inexpensive, easily concealable, and are often purchased by those who cannot afford higher quality weapons. Saturday night special is a pejorative or slang term used in the United States for any inexpensive handgun. ...


She has drawn criticism from gun owners and gun rights groups for her hypocrisy on gun legislation in light of the fact that she possesses a California permit to carry a concealed weapon, a rarity given the considerable difficulty in obtaining a permit in her home state.


Same-sex marriage

Boxer has been a strong voice in support of equal rights for gays and lesbians. She has publicly spoken out against the Federal Marriage Amendment and has been a strong supporter of domestic partnership rights for same-sex couples and their protection from workplace discrimination. In 1996, she was one of fourteen senators to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act. The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... The United States Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman. ... A domestic partnership (known as Pairage) is a legal or personal relationship between individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not joined in a traditional marriage or a civil union. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Pedophobia · Ephebiphobia Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Supremacism Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights · Gay rights Womens/Universal suffrage · Mens rights Childrens rights · Youth... The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the commonly-used name of a federal law of the United States that is officially known as Pub. ...


Boxer is a cosponsor of the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that would allow US citizens and legal residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for residency. Current U.S. immigration law does not allow lesbian, gay or bisexual citizens or permanent residents to petition for their same-sex partners to immigrate. ...


Hate crimes

Senator Boxer is a cosponsor of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which would aid Federal authorities in assisting local hate crime investigations and prosecutions and would expand the federal definition of hate crimes to include crimes based on the victim's gender, sexual orientation, or disability. A Jewish cemetery in France after being defaced by Neo-Nazis. ... Gender often refers to the distinctions between males and females in common usage. ... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... Look up disability in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


India-US nuclear deal

Barbara Boxer is one of the most outspoken critics of the Nuclear energy deal between USA and India. Boxer is of the opinion that India should not get help from the US in the civilian nuclear energy sector until it breaks its relationship with Iran.[24] Nuclear energy is energy released from the atomic nucleus. ...


Indian gaming

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, formerly the Federated Coast Miwok, was officially recognized by the U.S. government on December 27, 2000, pursuant to an act of Congress. California 6th District Representative Lynn Woolsey introduced the Graton Rancheria Restoration Act (105th CONGRESS, 2d Session, H.R. 4434) August 6, 1998. It was ultimately approved and signed by President Clinton as Title XIV of the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act (Public Law No. 106-568). The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria is a United States federally recognized Native American tribal entity, comprised mostly of the people of the Miwok tribe. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lynn C. Woolsey (born November 3, 1937), American politician, has been a progressive Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 6th District of California. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ...


Representative Woolsey's original bill (H.R. 4434, later H.R. 946) would not have permitted the FIGR to have a casino. Senator Boxer removed that prohibition when she included Woolsey's bill in the Omnibus Act.


Censuring President

Sen Boxer is, along with Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, one of only two Senate Democrats to come out in favor of Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold's resolution to censure President George W. Bush, although Congress has not determined culpability in the issue. This article is about the U.S. State. ... // Harkin was born in Cumming, Iowa. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Ideological ratings

The American Civil Liberties Union has given her 75%. [18] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major American non-profit organization with headquarters in New York City, whose stated mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It...


The League of Conservation Voters has given her 100% on environmental issues. [19] The League of Conservation Voters is an American environmentalist lobby. ...


The American Conservative Union has given her a lifetime rating of 3%[20] The American Conservative Union (ACU) is a large conservative political lobbying group in the United States. ...


Criticizing Condoleezza Rice's Character

Boxer has criticised United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's judgement in relation to the war in Iraq: "I personally believe — this is my personal view — that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell the war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth."[25] Seal of the United States Department of State. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ...


In January 2007, Boxer was in the news for comments she made when responding to Bush's plans to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq. "Who pays the price?" Boxer asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old and my grandchild is too young. You're not going to pay a personal price, as I understand it, with an immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families ... not me, not you." When Rice interjected, Boxer responded by saying, "Madam Secretary, please. I know you feel terrible about it. That's not the point. I was making the case as to who pays the price for your decisions. And the fact that this administration would move forward with this escalation with no clue as to the further price that we're going to pay militarily ... I find really appalling."[26] The New Way Forward redirects here. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ...


The New York Post and White House Press Secretary Tony Snow considered this an attack on Rice's status as a single, childless female and referred to Boxer's comments as "a great leap backward for feminism."[27] Rice later echoed Snow's remarks, saying "I thought it was okay to not have children, and I thought you could still make good decisions on behalf of the country if you were single and didn’t have children." Boxer responded to the controversy by saying "They’re getting this off on a non-existent thing that I didn’t say. I’m saying, she’s like me, we do not have families who are in the military."[28] The New York Post is the 13th-oldest[] newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ... The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official with a rank one step below Presidential Cabinet level. ... Robert Anthony Tony Snow, (born June 1, 1955) is the current White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush. ...


Keith Olbermann accused the commentators, particularlly Rush Limbaugh, of making Boxer's comments into an issue when the same people were not outraged when "Laura Bush said Secretary Rice would never be elected president because she was not married."[29] Keith Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American news anchor, commentator and radio sportscaster. ... Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host. ... Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the wife of U.S. President George W. Bush and is the current First Lady of the United States. ...


Awards and honors

Boxer has been honored in Congress by:

Boxer has been recognized as a champion of human rights by: The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, education and advocacy. ... Planned Parenthoods Logo Planned Parenthood is the collective name of organizations worldwide who are members of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). ... The League of Conservation Voters is an American environmentalist lobby. ... Public Citizen is a U.S. non-governmental organization, founded by Ralph Nader in 1971 and based in Washington, DC. Its activities span across a diverse range of issues, including energy policy, trade policy, campaign finance reform and accountability, consumer protection, medical malpractice, and public health. ... The Sierra Club is an American environmental organization founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Center for Defense Information, or CDI, is an organization composed partially of academics and a few retired high-ranking military officers formed for the purpose of critical analysis of United States defence policy. ... The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is an organization championing womens rights and equity in education in the USA. The AAUW was founded in 1881 as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, taking its present name in 1921 after merging with the Southern Association of College Women. ...

Boxer has been presented with various other honors: The Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) is an advocacy group founded by Bnai Brith in the United States whose stated aim is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. ... HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ... Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) Leadership Conference on Civil Rights(LCCR) was founded in 1950 by A. Philip Randolph( founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters), Roy Wilkins (Executive Secretary of the NAACP), and Arnold Aronson, a leader of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... NETWORK is a national Catholic social justice lobbying group based in Washington, DC[1] NETWORK was founded on December 17, 1971 by forty-seven Catholic nuns as a group dedicated to ensuring justice for all. ...

Founded in 1852 and established in Oakland, California, in 1871, Mills College is an independent liberal arts womans college, with graduate programs for women and men. ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ... The Dominican University is a public university located in River Forest, Illinois. ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ...

Senate Committee assignments

Barbara Boxer serves on the:

A member of the Senate Democratic Leadership, Boxer serves as the Democratic Chief Deputy Whip, which gives her the job of lining up votes on key legislation. She also serves on the Democratic Policy Committee's Committee on Oversight and Investigations. U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... The geographical western hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ... It has been suggested that Crisis corps be merged into this article or section. ... The term narcotic, derived from the Greek word for stupor, originally referred to a variety of substances that induced sleep (such state is narcosis). ... The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is a standing committee of the United States Senate in charge of all senate matters related to the following subjects: Coast Guard Coastal zone management Communications Highway safety Inland waterways, except construction Interstate commerce Marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation Marine... Aviation refers to flying using aircraft, machines designed by humans for atmospheric flight. ... The term communications is used in a number of disciplines: Communications, also known as communication studies is the academic discipline which studies communication, generally seen as a mixture between media studies and linguistics. ... Competition is the act of striving against another force for the purpose of achieving dominance or attaining a reward or goal, or out of a biological imperative such as survival. ... International trade is defined as trade between two or more partners from different countries (an exporter and an importer). ... The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is responsible for dealing with matters related to the environment and infrastructure. ... Checking the status of a cleanup site Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental law that is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675, which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Waste For the company, see Waste Management, Inc. ...


Major speeches and statements

Trivia

  • Boxer, along with Barbara Mikulski,[30] is one of the two shortest United States Senators currently in office, standing at 4'11".[31] She uses a box (known as the Boxer Box) for height when speaking at a lectern.[32]
  • Boxer appeared in a cameo on the third season premiere of Gilmore Girls playing herself as Paris Geller tried to engage her in debate. Annoyed with the girl's relentless viewpoints, Boxer then passed Paris off to Rep. Doug Ose (R-CA), much to his chagrin and confusion.

Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936), a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Class 3 United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. ... Gilmore Girls was an hour-long American television drama/comedy that aired since October 2000 through May 15, 2007. ... Paris Eustace Geller is a fictional character on the television series Gilmore Girls, played by Liza Weil. ... Douglas Arlo Ose commonly known as Doug Ose(born June 27, 1955), American politician, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005, representing the 3rd District of California. ...

Electoral history

2004 California United States Senatorial Election

Barbara Boxer (D) (inc.) 58%
Bill Jones (R) 38%
Marsha Feinland (Peace and Freedom) 2%
James P. Gray (Lib.) 2%


1998 California United States Senatorial Election Bill Jones William Leon Jones (born December 20, 1949) is a U.S. politician who served as the 27th Secretary of State of California Born in Coalinga, California, Jones earned his bachelors degree in agribusiness and plant sciences from California State University, Fresno in 1971. ... Marsha Feinland was a third-party candidate (Peace and Freedom Party) for President of the United States in the 1996 U.S. presidential election. ... James Jim P. Gray is currently the presiding judge of the Superior Court of Orange County, California. ...

Barbara Boxer (D) (inc.) 53%
Matt Fong (R) 43%


1992 California United States Senatorial Election Matthew K. Fong (鄺杰靈) is a Republican politican from California. ...

Barbara Boxer (D) 47.9%
Bruce Herschensohn (R) 43%
Genevieve Torres (Peace and Freedom) 3.5%

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/senators/boxer.htm
  2. ^ Congressional Bioguide, Accessed 6 May 2006
  3. ^ Information on Senator Barbara Boxer of California
  4. ^ Bioguide
  5. ^ Barbara Boxer (1940 - ) By Seymour "Sy" Brody
  6. ^ The New York Times: "A Rose Garden Wedding", May 30, 1994, accessed 6 May 2006
  7. ^ SFGate.com, Accessed 6 May 2006
  8. ^ Government Relations
  9. ^ Clinton Woes a Snag for 3 Female Incumbents
  10. ^ Beware the Trickster
  11. ^ BioGuide
  12. ^ California Secretary of State, Accessed 6 May 2006
  13. ^ Barbara Boxer Running for Re-election in 2010. NewsMax.com, Associated Press. Retrieved on 2007-02-19.
  14. ^ For the whole paragraph: Boxer page on U.S. Senate website, Accessed 6 May 2006
  15. ^ An Open Letter to Nancy Reagan, by Barbara Boxer, Accessed 6 May 2006
  16. ^ For the whole section except where noted: U.S. Senate Boxer website, Education, Accessed 6 May 2006
  17. ^ Boxer website: Excellence in Education Awards, Accessed 6 May 2006
  18. ^ For the whole section, except where noted: Boxer Website: The Environment, Accessed 6 May 2006
  19. ^ oceanconservancy.org: Senator Boxer Introduces National Oceans Protection Act of 2005, Accessed 6 May 2006
  20. ^ Senate.gov: Statement by Barbara Boxer before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, June 12, 2002, Accessed 6 May 2006
  21. ^ Barbara Boxer Asks Senators to Save Energy". Associated Press, January 26, 2007.
  22. ^ Boxer Delivers Major Speech On Social Security
  23. ^ SOCIAL SECURITY PRESS CONFERENCE
  24. ^ [1]
  25. ^ Why the Crass Remarks About Rice?. The Washington Post, January 22, 2005.
  26. ^ Barrett, Ted. GOP senator: Bush plan could match Vietnam blunder CNN, January 11, 2007
  27. ^ White House Spokesman Blasts Sen. Boxer's Exchange With Secretary Rice. FOXNews.com, January 12, 2006.
  28. ^ "Exchange Turns Into Political Flashpoin", The New York Times, January 12, 2007
  29. ^ "Olbermann bestows "Worst Person" honors on Kristol, Limbaugh", Media Matters for America, Jan 16, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-01-16. 
  30. ^ http://www.shortsupport.org/cgi/n_whowho_bio.cgi?seq=13&orderby=height&direction=ASC
  31. ^ http://www.shortsupport.org/cgi/n_whowho_bio.cgi?seq=301&orderby=height&direction=ASC
  32. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1050327,00.html

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phillip Burton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 6th congressional district

1983–1993
Succeeded by
Lynn C. Woolsey
Preceded by
Alan Cranston
United States Senator (Class 3) from California
1993–Present
Served alongside: Dianne Feinstein
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
John Breaux
Louisiana
Democratic Chief Deputy Whip
2005–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
James Inhofe
Oklahoma
Chairman of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
2007–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
George Voinovich
Ohio
Interim Chairman of Senate Ethics Committee
2007–Present
Succeeded by
Tim Johnson (Not Yet Recovered)
South Dakota
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CO: Allard (R), Salazar (D)
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GA: Chambliss (R), Isakson (R)
HI: Inouye (D), Akaka (D)
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IA: Grassley (R), Harkin (D)
KS: Brownback (R), Roberts (R)
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LA: Landrieu (D), Vitter (R)
ME: Snowe (R), Collins (R)
MD: Mikulski (D), Cardin (D)
MA: Kennedy (D), Kerry (D)
MI: Levin (D), Stabenow (D)
MN: Coleman (R), Klobuchar (D)
MS: Cochran (R), Lott (R)
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NM: Domenici (R), Bingaman (D)
NY: Schumer (D), Clinton (D)
NC: Dole (R), Burr (R)
ND: Conrad (D), Dorgan (D)
OH: Voinovich (R), Brown (D)
OK: Inhofe (R), Coburn (R)
OR: Wyden (D), Smith (R) Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889. ... Max Sieben Baucus (b. ... Jonathan Jon Tester (born August 21, 1956) is the Democratic Senator-elect from Montana. ... Nebraska was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Earl Benjamin Ben Nelson (born May 17, 1941) is the junior U.S. Senator from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. ... Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada. ... New Hampshire ratified the Constitution on June 21, 1788. ... Judd Gregg (born February 1947) is a former Governor of New Hampshire and current United States Senator were he serves as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. ... John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a United States Senator from New Hampshire. ... New Jersey ratified the Constitution on December 18, 1787. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. ... New Mexico was admitted to the Union on January 6, 1912. ... Pietro Pete Vichi Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is a powerful Republican United States senator from New Mexico. ... Jesse Francis Jeff Bingaman Jr. ... The state of New York ratified the Constitution on July 26, 1788, thereby becoming the eleventh state. ... Charles Ellis Chuck Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is currently the senior U.S. Senator from the state of New York, serving since 1999. ... Hillary Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham on October 26, 1947) is the Biggest loser/retard these united states have seen from New York. ... United States Senate House of Representatives Congress District 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 1st* (1789-1791) John Baptista Ashe John Steele Hugh Williamson Timothy Bloodworth John Sevier 2nd* (1791-1793) William Barry Grove Nathaniel Macon 3rd* (1793-1795) William J. Dawson Matthew... Elizabeth Hanford Liddy Dole (born July 29, 1936) is an American politician that served in both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidential administrations, and currently serves as a United States senator representing the state of North Carolina. ... Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is a United States Senator from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. ... Kent Conrad (born on March 12, 1948) is a United States senator from North Dakota. ... Byron Leslie Dorgan (born May 14, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. ... Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... George Victor Voinovich (Vojinović in Serbo-Croatian) (born July 15, 1936) is an American politician of the Republican Party. ... Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9, 1952) is the Democratic Junior United States Senator from the state of Ohio. ... Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907. ... James Mountain Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is a conservative American politician from Oklahoma. ... Thomas Allen Tom Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... This is a List of United States Senators from Oregon, in the United States of America. ... Ronald Lee Wyden (born May 3, 1949) to German American parents, is Oregons senior United States Senator. ... Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is Oregons junior United States Senator. ...

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RI: Reed (D), Whitehouse (D)
SC: Graham (R), DeMint (R)
SD: Johnson (D), Thune (R)
TN: Alexander (R), Corker (R)
TX: Hutchison (R), Cornyn (R)
UT: Hatch (R), Bennett (R)
VT: Leahy (D), Sanders (I)
VA: Warner (R), Webb (D)
WA: Murray (D), Cantwell (D)
WV: Byrd (D), Rockefeller (D)
WI: Kohl (D), Feingold (D)
WY: Thomas (R), Enzi (R) Pennsylvania ratified the Constitution on December 12, 1787. ... Arlen Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... Rhode Island ratified the Constitution on May 29, 1790. ... John Francis Jack Reed (b. ... Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the Junior Senator from the state of Rhode Island. ... South Carolina ratified the Constitution on May 23, 1788. ... Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. ... James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... The following is a list of United States Senators from South Dakota. ... Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from the state of South Dakota. ... Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. ... Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... Bob Corker Robert Phillips Bob Corker, Jr. ... Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29 1845. ... Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... Robert F. Bennett (born 1933) For other men named Robert Bennett see Robert Bennett (disambiguation). ... Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791. ... Patrick Joseph Leahy (born March 31, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the current junior United States Senator from Vermont. ... Virginia ratified the Constitution on June 25 1788. ... John William Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American statesman and politician, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972-1974 and has served as the Republican senior U.S. Senator from Virginia since 1979. ... James Henry Jim Webb, Jr. ... Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889. ... Patricia Lynn Murray (known as Patty Murray) (born October 11, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Washington. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 19, 1863. ... Robert Carlyle Byrd (born November 20, 1917) is the senior United States Senator from West Virginia and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937), generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ... Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848. ... This article refers to Sen. ... Russell Dana Russ Feingold (born March 2, 1953) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Wyoming was admitted to the Union on June 10, 1890. ... Craig Lyle Thomas (born February 17, 1933) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States senator from Wyoming. ...

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