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55 Facts About Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer's worked as a stockbroker for several years before moving to California with her husband.
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Barbara Boxer's served on the Marin County Board of Supervisors for six years and became the board's first female president.
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Barbara Boxer was the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the vice chair of the Select Committee on Ethics.
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In January 2020, Boxer joined Washington, D C -based lobbying firm Mercury Public Affairs as co-chairwoman.
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Barbara Boxer's attended public schools, and graduated from George W Wingate High School in 1958.
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In 1962, she married Stewart Barbara Boxer and graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor's degree in economics.
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Barbara Boxer worked as a stockbroker for the following three years while her husband went to law school.
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Barbara Boxer first ran for political office in 1972, when she challenged incumbent Republican Peter Arrigoni, a member of the Marin County Board of Supervisors, but lost a close election.
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In 1976, Barbara Boxer was elected to the Marin County Board of Supervisors, serving for six years.
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Barbara Boxer's narrowly won her first election with 52 percent of the vote, but easily won reelection four times, never dropping below 67 percent of the vote.
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Barbara Boxer was a member of the original Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families that was established in 1983.
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In 1992, Barbara Boxer was implicated in the House banking scandal, which revealed that more than 450 congressional representatives and aides, herself included, wrote overdraft checks covered by overdraft protection by the House Bank.
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Barbara Boxer's called the objection her "opening shot to be able to focus the light of truth on these terrible problems in the electoral system".
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Since leaving the U S Senate, Boxer has notably given paid speeches; raised money for her political action committee ; hosted a weekly podcast with her daughter, Nicole Boxer; and worked as a lobbyist and foreign agent.
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Barbara Boxer has been accused of involvement in the persecution of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region.
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In March 2004, Barbara Boxer offered an amendment to the Federal budget to create a $24 billion jobs reserve fund.
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Senator Barbara Boxer was one of only eight members of the Senate to vote against the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 before the Financial Crises.
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Barbara Boxer established the Excellence in Education award to recognize teachers, parents, businesses and organizations working to make positive changes in education.
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Since 1997 Senator Barbara Boxer has presented the Excellence in Education Award to 38 recipients.
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Barbara Boxer voted for the 2002 Help America Vote Act, which mandated the use of voting machines across the country, among other provisions.
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Barbara Boxer successfully led the 2003 Senate floor battle to block oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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Barbara Boxer introduced the National Oceans Protection Act of 2005.
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Barbara Boxer is an original cosponsor of Senator Jim Jeffords' Clean Power Act.
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Senator Barbara Boxer worked with Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Mike Thompson in a five-year effort to pass the legislation.
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Barbara Boxer's has subsequently referred to that vote as the best vote of her career.
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Senator Barbara Boxer joined colleagues to pass a federal ban on various semi-automatic firearms and established the COPS program.
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Barbara Boxer was part of a coalition to increase medical research to find cures for diseases.
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Barbara Boxer's has written a bill to make health insurance tax-deductible and one to let any American buy into the same health insurance program that members of Congress have.
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In October 2002, Barbara Boxer urged the Bush Administration to take specific steps to address the causes of the steep increase in autism cases in California.
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Barbara Boxer's wrote Health and Human Services 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 and the Centers for Disease Control to work with the states to create a national chronic disease database.
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Barbara Boxer has come out against reforming marijuana policy and is opposed to the California Ballot measure to legalize and tax marijuana for those 21 and older in the state.
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Barbara Boxer wrote the High-Tech Port Security Act, and sponsored the Chemical Security Act to address terrorist threats against chemical plants.
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Barbara Boxer maintains a strong stance in support of reproductive rights and the pro-abortion movement.
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Barbara 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.
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Barbara Boxer's was strongly critical of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which would prevent taxpayer-funded abortions possibly resulting in women not being able to pay with their own funds for abortion coverage Affordable Health Care for America Act.
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In June 2008 Barbara Boxer spoke in the Senate in opposition to the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a pending bill in the United States Congress to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and later broke with her counterpart Sen.
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In November 2016, Barbara Boxer appeared in an episode of Chelsea, presented by Chelsea Handler, entitled "Do Not Despair About Our Country", filmed shortly after the result of the 2016 US presidential election was known, during which Handler wept about the result.
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Foundation for Ethics in Public Service has accused Barbara Boxer of failing to disclose real property on her Personal Financial Disclosure Reports between 2002 and 2010.
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