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Barbara Boxer      

Former Democratic Senator of California

A forceful advocate for families, children, consumers, and the environment, Barbara Boxer has dedicated her career to improving America's infrastructure through innovative and

Elected United States Senator in 1993, Boxer previously served the House of Representatives for ten years and on the Marin County Board of Supervisors for six. Since then, she has spearheaded numerous efforts to improve working and living conditions for Americans, including her initiative to protect 1 million jobs in transportation nationwide, establishing legislation geared towards federal funding for after school programs, and written laws designating more than 1 million acres of California wilderness to be preserved as a part of the Manzanar National Historic Site.

In addition to her many accomplishments, Boxer has served as a ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and as a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she chaired the first subcommittee to ever focus on global women's issues. She has also been a member of the Democratic leadership in the Senate, serving as Chief Deputy Whip since 2005.

Boxer has authored many acts which have had immeasurable impacts on our society, including the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, the Syria Accountability Act, and in response to the September 11th attacks, she wrote the law requiring that air marshals be on board high-risk flights and allowed airline pilots with special training to carry guns in the cockpit.

Senator Boxer has worked tirelessly to revitalize the economy, protect our citizens, and implement change that will have a longstanding effect on our society.

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