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  Boxer, Barbara
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NameBarbara Boxer
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Born November 11, 1940
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Tags Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Anti-Tort Reform - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Married - Judaism -
InfoA forceful advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment, and her State of California, Barbara Boxer became a United States Senator in January 1993 after 10 years of service in the House of Representatives. Elected to a third term in 2004, she received more than 6.9 million votes, the highest total for any Senate candidate in American history.

A champion of quality public education, Senator Boxer wrote landmark legislation establishing the first-ever federal funding for afterschool programs. With her leadership, support for afterschool has risen dramatically. The first federal appropriation for afterschool programs was in fiscal year 1995 – for $750,000. Over the next eight years, funding increased to reach $1 billion per year, covering 1.4 million children. She is now pushing for coverage of 3.5 million children by 2007.

A strong proponent of medical research to find cures for diseases, Senator Boxer is part of a coalition to increase that critical effort. She wrote bipartisan legislation to accelerate America’s contribution to combat global HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. As one of the first in Congress to recognize HMO abuses, she authored a Patients’ Bill of Rights in 1997 and continues to fight for these much-needed protections and for affordable health care. She wrote 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. She supports revision of the current prescription drug coverage program to make it accessible through Medicare and the right of all consumers to purchase lower-cost prescription drugs reimported from Canada.

The Senate’s leading defender of a woman’s right to choose, Senator Boxer authored the Freedom of Choice Act of 2004 and helped lead the floor fight for passage of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. She is now leading efforts to stop extremists in Congress from weakening a woman’s Constitutional right to choose.

Senator Boxer has won numerous awards for her efforts to create a cleaner, healthier environment. She authored the amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act to ensure that drinking water standards are set to protect children and other vulnerable populations. She has been a leader in the fight to remove arsenic from drinking water, block oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge and along California’s coast, stop the use of human subjects in pesticide testing, and revitalize the Superfund by making polluters – not taxpayers – pay to clean up the toxic waste they leave behind.

Senator Boxer has worked to preserve the safety net for older Americans. She introduced the 401(k) Pension Protection Act to protect workers’ retirement nest eggs by requiring the diversification of 401(k) plans; a modified version of her bill was signed into law as part of the 1997 tax bill. This work set the stage for her active involvement in preserving Social Security.

Senator Boxer has worked to pass targeted tax cuts to help revitalize the economy. She supports a permanent Research and Development tax credit, accelerated depreciation of new business equipment, and a 20% tax credit for broadband investments focused on rural and underserved areas. Along with Senator John Ensign (R-NV), she co-authored the bipartisan Invest in the USA Act to reduce the tax on profits earned abroad by U.S. companies if those profits are invested in creating American jobs. In the 11 months following its passage, the Invest in the USA Act was credited with bringing more than $275 billion in foreign earnings by 500 American companies back to the United States.

Senator Boxer joined colleagues to pass the 1994 Crime Bill, which led to the lowest crime rate in 25 years. She strongly supports a ban on cop-killer bullets and authored legislation to require child safety locks on guns. Her bill to prevent the criminal use of personal information obtained through motor vehicle records was signed into law and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. She also authored the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) while serving in the House and helped steer it through the Senate; it too is now law. She has authored the Violence Against Children Act, based on the successful VAWA.

In response to the September 11th attacks, Senator Boxer authored a bill to protect commercial airliners against attacks by shoulder-fired missiles, and she wrote the law allowing airline pilots with special training to carry guns in the cockpit. She wrote the law to ensure that air marshals would be on board high-risk flights. She has also authored legislation on port security, rail security, and providing assistance to first responders.

Senator Boxer serves on the Senate Committees on Commerce, Foreign Relations, and Environment and Public Works, is the Democratic Chief Deputy Whip, and serves on the Democratic Policy Committee’s Committee on Oversight and Investigations. She has been married to Stewart Boxer for 44 years, and they have two children, a daughter-in-law, and a 10-year-old grandson.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/28/2012-01/30/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 45.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 4.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
11/10/2011-11/13/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 1.0) 43.00% ( 4.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
07/23/2011-07/25/2011 Survey USA 46.00% ( 4.0) 48.00% ( 3.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
06/20/2011-06/22/2011 Survey USA 42.00% ( 5.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
04/16/2011-04/18/2011 Survey USA 37.00% ( 6.0) 52.00% ( 6.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
03/25/2011-03/27/2011 Survey USA 43.00% ( 5.0) 46.00% ( 6.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
02/28/2011-03/14/2011 Field Poll 42.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 8.0) 18.00% ( 8.0)
01/28/2011-01/30/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 45.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
01/14/2011-01/17/2011 Survey USA 38.00% ( 5.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 4.0)
12/10/2010-12/12/2010 Survey USA 43.00% ( 5.0) 52.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 5.0)
10/16/2010-10/16/2010 Pulse Opinion Research 42.00% ( 1.0) 50.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
09/19/2010-09/26/2010 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 41.00% ( 8.0) 45.00% ( 1.0) 14.00% ( 7.0)
09/18/2010-09/18/2010 Pulse Opinion Research 41.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
09/14/2010-09/16/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 2.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
09/10/2010-09/12/2010 Survey USA 38.00% ( 3.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 4.0)
09/11/2010-09/11/2010 Pulse Opinion Research 42.00% ( 0.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
07/23/2010-07/25/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 44.00% ( 7.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 7.0)
07/16/2010-07/18/2010 Survey USA 41.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 4.0)
06/22/2010-07/05/2010 Field Poll 42.00% ( 2.0) 48.00% ( 11.0) 10.00% ( 9.0)
05/21/2010-05/23/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 37.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
04/09/2010-04/11/2010 Survey USA 41.00% ( 6.0) 47.00% ( 4.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
02/12/2010-02/14/2010 Survey USA 47.00% ( 1.0) 43.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
01/12/2010-01/19/2010 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 49.00% ( 1.0) 44.00% ( 13.0) 7.00% ( 12.0)
01/08/2010-01/10/2010 Survey USA 48.00% ( 9.0) 45.00% ( 4.0) 7.00% ( 5.0)
12/11/2009-12/13/2009 Survey USA 39.00% ( 2.0) 49.00% ( 1.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
09/18/2009-10/05/2009 Field Poll 44.00% ( 3.0) 37.00% ( 7.0) 19.00% ( 4.0)
09/27/2009-09/29/2009 Survey USA 41.00% ( 5.0) 48.00% ( 4.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
08/26/2009-08/27/2009 Survey USA 46.00% ( 4.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
07/17/2009-07/19/2009 Survey USA 50.00% ( 2.0) 42.00% ( 5.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
06/12/2009-06/14/2009 Survey USA 48.00% ( 4.0) 47.00% ( 9.0) 6.00% ( 4.0)
01/20/2009-02/21/2009 Survey USA 52.00% ( 6.0) 38.00% ( 7.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
04/11/2008-04/13/2008 Survey USA 46.00% ( 5.0) 45.00% ( 6.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
03/14/2008-03/16/2008 Survey USA 51.00% ( 4.0) 39.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
02/15/2008-02/17/2008 Survey USA 55.00% ( 10.0) 36.00% ( 8.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
01/16/2008-01/17/2008 Survey USA 45.00% ( 6.0) 44.00% ( 7.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
12/13/2007-12/15/2007 Survey USA 51.00% ( 5.0) 37.00% ( 9.0) 12.00% ( 4.0)
11/09/2007-11/11/2007 Survey USA 46.00% ( 7.0) 46.00% ( 6.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
10/12/2007-10/14/2007 Survey USA 53.00% ( 7.0) 40.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
09/14/2007-09/16/2007 Survey USA 46.00% ( 8.0) 45.00% ( 7.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
07/13/2007-07/15/2007 Survey USA 54.00% ( 4.0) 38.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
05/11/2007-05/13/2007 Survey USA 58.00% ( 10.0) 34.00% ( 8.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
03/13/2007-03/20/2007 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 50.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 6.0) 19.00% ( 8.0)
03/09/2007-03/11/2007 Survey USA 48.00% ( 6.0) 42.00% ( 4.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
01/12/2007-01/14/2007 Survey USA 54.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 4.0) 8.00% ( 4.0)
12/08/2006-12/10/2006 Survey USA 54.00% ( 3.0) 34.00% ( 7.0) 12.00% ( 4.0)
10/12/2006-10/15/2006 Survey USA 51.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 51.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
05/12/2006-05/14/2006 Survey USA 51.00% ( 3.0) 43.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 6.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 48.00% ( 2.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 50.00% ( 4.0) 40.00% ( 4.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
10/14/2005-10/16/2005 Survey USA 54.00% ( 3.0) 36.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
06/13/2005-06/19/2005 Field Poll 47.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 51.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
05/10/2005-05/17/2005 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 52.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 3.0)
02/08/2004-02/16/2004 Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 52.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 16, 2009 04:00pm Commentary Sen. Barbara Boxer, accused of race politics today during the EPW hearing  Article CAGOP 
Jun 23, 2009 08:00pm Opinion Senator Embarrassment, D-Calif  Article CAGOP 
Jun 19, 2009 08:00pm News Republicans Use Sen. Boxer’s Objection to ‘Ma’am’ to Raise Money  Article COSDem 
Jun 19, 2009 03:00pm News McCain needles fellow senator Boxer  Article COSDem 
Jun 18, 2009 05:35pm Amusing Boxer scolds Army General for not calling her “Senator”  Article J.R. 
May 04, 2009 05:40pm News Fired aide to Sen. Boxer sentenced for child porn  Article Bob 

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RACES
  06/01/2016 CA US Senate - Open Primary ???
  11/04/2014 Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairperson ???
  01/03/2013 Environment and Public Work Chairperson Won 55.56% (+11.11%)
  01/03/2013 Ethics Committee Chairperson Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Commerce Committee Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2011 Environment and Public Works Chairperson Won 57.89% (+15.79%)
  11/02/2010 CA US Senate Won 52.18% (+10.01%)
  06/08/2010 CA US Senate - D Primary Won 80.91% (+66.92%)
  01/03/2009 Environment and Public Works Chairperson Won 63.16% (+26.32%)
  11/02/2004 CA US Senate Won 57.71% (+19.91%)
  11/03/1998 CA US Senate Won 53.06% (+10.05%)
  06/02/1998 CA US Senate - All Party Primary Won 43.91% (+0.00%)
  11/03/1992 CA US Senate Won 47.90% (+4.90%)
  06/02/1992 CA US Senate - D Primary Won 43.58% (+12.88%)
  11/06/1990 CA District 6 Won 68.07% (+36.14%)
  11/08/1988 CA District 6 Won 73.35% (+46.70%)
  11/04/1986 CA District 6 Won 73.85% (+47.71%)
  06/03/1986 CA District 6 - D Primary Won 90.34% (+80.67%)
  11/06/1984 CA District 6 Won 67.97% (+38.27%)
  06/05/1984 CA District 6 - D Primary Won 87.20% (+74.40%)
  11/02/1982 CA District 6 Won 52.36% (+7.74%)
  06/08/1982 CA District 6 - D Primary Won 50.03% (+18.49%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA - District 17 - Open Primary - Jun 03, 2014 D Mike Honda
U.S. Trade Representative - Jun 19, 2013 I No Preference
US Secretary of the Interior - Apr 10, 2013 D Sally Jewell
Los Angeles Mayor - Primary - Mar 05, 2013 D Wendy Greuel
CA - District 15 - Nov 06, 2012 D Pete Stark
CA Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods - Nov 06, 2012 YES Yes
CA - District 35 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Joe Baca
CA - District 30 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Howard L. Berman
CA - District 26 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Julia Brownley
CA - District 15 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Pete Stark
Ninth Circuit Court Judge - Aug 00, 2011 D Goodwin Hon Liu
Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
CA District 36 - D Primary - Jun 08, 2010 D Jane Harman
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
CA Proposition 8 - Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry - Nov 04, 2008 NO No
CA State Assembly 19 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Richard Holober
Sacramento Mayor - Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Heather Fargo
CA State Senate 03 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Carole Migden
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
OMB Director - Sep 04, 2007 NPA Reject
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 ID Joe Lieberman
CA Governor - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Phil Angelides
CA State Senate 10 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Ellen Corbett
CA State Senate 10 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Johan Klehs
CA State Senate 20 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Alex Padilla
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
Los Angeles Mayor - Primary - Mar 08, 2005 D Antonio Villaraigosa
US Secretary of State - Jan 26, 2005 NPA Reject
CA Governor Recall - Question 1 - Oct 07, 2003 NO No
CA Secretary of State - D Primary - Mar 05, 2002 D Kevin Shelley
Los Angeles Mayor - Jun 05, 2001 D Antonio Villaraigosa
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 30, 2001 NPA Reject
CA Proposition 22 - California Defense of Marriage Act - Mar 07, 2000 NO No
CA District 42 - Special Election - Sep 21, 1999 D Marta Macias Brown
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
IL District 9 - D Primary - Mar 17, 1998 D Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Shall Dianne Feinstein be recalled from the office of Mayor? - Apr 26, 1983 NO No